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5 Awesome Women Of 2012

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5. Gabby Giffords

As a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, Giffords represented Arizona’s 8th congressional district from 2007 until her resignation on January 25, 2012. It was on January 8, 2011, a week into her third term, that Jared Loughner opened fire at a community event outside a grocery store near Tucson. Six people died in the attack and 13, including Giffords, were injured.

Giffords was later brought to a rehabilitation facility in Houston, Texas, where she recovered some of her ability to walk, speak, read and write. On January 22, 2012, Giffords announced that she would be resigning from her congressional seat in order to concentrate on recovering from her wounds, but promised to return to public service in the future. She appeared on the floor of the House on January 25, 2012, where she formally submitted her resignation to a standing ovation and accolades from her colleagues and the leadership of the House. She has since returned to Arizona to live and work.

The nation has anxiously followed her amazing recovery and we applaud her courage and resilience.

Those are my top choices, but who would you pick?


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12:14PM PST on Dec 28, 2012

Noted, thanks.

5:13PM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Thanks for all of these, and many more: Elizabeth Warren should be in a top 10...

5:32AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

I like and agree with the second one. Thank you.

2:30AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

I genuinely like Michelle Obama. I saw her on the Dr. Oz show and she is amazingly, physically fit(she demonstrated her daily workout-made it look easy while Dr. Oz struggled to keep up), and very personable and down to earth. Regardless of politics, I immediately liked her as a person. She is passionate about healthy eating for children.

8:12AM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Noted, thank you.

7:03AM PST on Dec 26, 2012

elizabeth warren should be one of the 5 ! love her

3:10AM PST on Dec 25, 2012

Thank you what a great article.

3:32PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

i agree with most of the comments made here. I agree with #1 and #2 but not the rest. I think there are many other women out there who have made more of an impact than just throwing money at a cause (which seems to be the reason why #3 was selected) and narrowing down on obesity (which to me seems to be an issue that is not as significant as maybe some others that impact human rights much more).

12:25PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

#1 & #2 yes....
not sure the others rated this high in grand scheme...

8:45AM PST on Dec 22, 2012


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