Top 6 Upworthy Posts From 2012 To Make Women Smile

The year 2012 was a tumultuous one for women's rights. The battle hasn't been won yet, but the War on Women was dealt a huge blow when people stood up in support of women. From birth control, to education, to portrayal in the media, the world is repeatedly being shown that thinking of women as second-class citizens isn't cool. Watch Upworthy's six favorite female power moments of 2012:

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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