Women have been struggling for thousands of years for equality in their many relationships. “Before Their Time – Women Who. Dared” takes an historical look at the secondary roles women have played throughout history. The female half of the human race was expected to lead subservient lives to the men of their times. Those who sought equality were vilified and mistreated. There have always been those females who refused the stereotypical demands of their patriarchal societies. Through their decisions and actions, those individuals lived lives of power and daring. I have highlighted seven of those female heroines who provide inspiration for future generations.