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Google Doodles: Feminism/Gender Equality; Environmentalism; Multiculturalism; Elections; Racism; Gay Rights
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12/11/17 As a female writer in the late 19th century, Deledda faced her own challenges as well… In 1926, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, making her the first Italian woman and the fourth woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize.
12/9/17 In 2010, Vyarawalla earned the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor. Today’s Doodle honors India’s “First Lady of the Lens” on what would have been her 104th birthday
12/9/17 Begum Rokeya was a pioneer in Bengali feminist thinking and writing. Born in 1880 in present-day Bangladesh, she became a persistent advocate for female education in her country, helping set a new precedent for the era.
12/7/17 Pearl Harbor Day No Doodle
12/7/17 (Taken from a Google Play Blog Article) Celebrating and empowering women in mobile gaming with CHANGE THE GAME
12/6/17 Elvia Carrillo Puerto, known as The Red Nun, or La monja roja, helped propel feminism to the forefront of Mexican politics in the early 20th century.
12/5/17 Veronika Dudarova, the first Russian woman to conduct an orchestra…One of the very few female conductors in the world, Dudarova holds the Guinness World Record as the only woman to lead a major symphony orchestra for more than 50 years. 
11/30/17 November 30 is St. Andrew’s Day in Scotland, a national holiday and cultural celebration that involves traditional food, ceilidh dancing, storytelling, and fireworks - with lots of talk and laughter. 
11/22/17 Kimchi Day (i’m not joking)Kimchi was first referenced in Korea about 2,600-3,000 years ago, and in the 18th century, it was first made with chili peppers. Due to varying regional recipes, there are hundreds of different types of kimchi. Many Korean households even have a separate kimchi refrigerator!
11/22/17 Rukhmabai Raut was one of the first women to practice medicine in colonial India. Backed by the British director of Bombay’s Cama Hospital, suffrage activists, and other supporters, Raut set off in 1889 for the the London School of Medicine for Women and obtained her qualifications at Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Brussels.
11/17/17 Rachel de Queiroz was a prominent Brazilian writer and the first woman to join the country's Academy of Letters... Today’s Doodle celebrates Queiroz on what would have been her 107th birthday for her contribution to Brazilian literature and for paving the way for women authors after her.
11/15/17 Today we celebrate Cornelia Sorabji, who overcame numerous obstacles to become India’s first female lawyer…On what would have been her 151st birthday, we celebrate Cornelia Sorabji for breaking that first glass ceiling and for her persistence in the face of great adversity.
11/13/17 Women’s rights were hard-won by the women of the early 20th century, and visionaries like Helene Stöcker were at the forefront of the movement.
11/12/17 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz …is considered the first published feminist of the New World, and her face is depicted on the 200 peso Mexican note.
11/11/17 Veteran’s Day (do you think this could be damage control in response to recent outrages about a lack of military support?)
11/11/17 Born on this day in 1885, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, pioneering feminist and activist Anasuya Sarabhai was instrumental in altering the course of India’s labor history.
11/7/17 Nellie Campobello (born María Francisca Moya Luna) bore witness to the Revolution as it overtook every aspect of ordinary life in her native Chihuahua and across the country. She also did something almost no other woman had done or would do about those tumultuous times: she remembered. Cartucho was among the very few accounts of this important period of Mexican history narrated from a woman's perspective. 
11/06/17 trailblazing gay rights activism 
11/03/17 On this night of the full moon, lotus baskets adorned with candles and incense float along rivers, lakes, and ponds across Thailand. 
11/02/17 For centuries, the indigenous peoples of Mexico have honored death, viewing it as a part of the cycle of nature, rather than fearing it. Today’s Doodle celebrates El Día de los Muertos(the Day of the Dead). 
11/1/17 Hannah Höch’s pioneering photomontages speak volumes about gender stereotypes and politics, especially during the Weimar Republic era.
10/17/17 Selena was frequently discriminated against in the male-dominated music genre, and some venues even refused to book the band for shows.
10/16/17 African writer and abolitionist Olaudah Equiano was sold into slavery as a boy. He braved the harsh conditions of the Middle Passage to the Caribbean and lived to tell his story. 
10/6/17 Although it might not seem so unusual today for a woman to become a professional artist, it was nearly unheard of a century ago. But Meret Oppenheim, born on this date in 1913, knew from an early age that she wanted to make art and challenge accepted ideas… she was the first woman to have a piece acquired by the Museum of Modern Art.
10/04/17 Today marks the start of Chuseok (also called Hangawi), the three-day autumnal harvest festival celebrated across Korea 
09/26/17 For writer and scholar Gloria E. Anzaldúa, a border wasn't just a line on a map: it was a state of mind and a viewpoint on life. 
9/23/17 When Dr. Asima Chatterjee was growing up in Calcutta in the 1920s and 1930s, it was almost unheard of for a woman to study chemistry. But that didn't stop Chatterjee: she not only completed her undergraduate degree in organic chemistry, but she also went on to receive a Doctorate of Science — the first woman to do so in India!
9/16/17 A 19th-century novelist, professor, and women’s rights activist, Emilia Pardo Bazán was a trailblazer in more ways than one.
09/16/17 I demonstrated my understanding of Malaysia’s diversity by including people from different ethnicities unique to Malaysia. However, I believe that Malaysia became the vibrant country that it is today because we are united as one regardless of race, color, and ethnicity. 
09/11/17 9/11 Memorial Day(no doodle in remembrance of americans that died)
09/02/17 V-J Day (WWII)(no related doodle) 
1/23/17 Explore the work of disability rights advocates in America tribute to an early leader of the disability rights movement, Ed Roberts. After contracting polio at age 14, Roberts was paralyzed from the neck down.
3/8/16 #OneDayIWill: On International Women’s Day, share your aspiration with the world. It’s always an honor to pay tribute to women who have changed the course of history, sometimes in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

In the early days of Doodles, Feminists and Women’s advocacy groups pressured Google hard for an increased representation of women and minorities to be featured in Google’s doodles. As of 2014, the VP of Google(X) and the Doodles team were reportedly working actively to address perceived imbalances of gender representation. This may explain the focus on feminists featured by Google’s doodles as well as other shifts in minority representation over the past several years.