Between the writers who create worlds we love to visit and the activists who coin the words we use to tell our stories, women are the driving force behind a lot of our speech. Except many of us don't even realize it.
This is why events like Women’s History Month (which begins March 1) and International Women’s Day (which is celebrated on March 8) have become such important times to reflect on women and their contributions to society, the economy, and yes, even to the words we use.
Read through this list of words that women have coined over the years, and learn what they meant back then and how they are still used today. Make sure to check back each day (culminating on International Women's Day on March 8) as we'll be adding new words to the list daily to celebrate all week.
Yup, this slideshow is a week long ... that's how much we love—and love to learn from—women.