zap groundbreaking women on tv 20120821 001 Groundbreaking Women of TV: They've come a long way, and don't call them baby:August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, celebrating the day when women got the right to vote in the U.S. And we’ve come a long way — in real life, and on TV.

Check out these 20 Groundbreaking Women of TV. These women did it all: Got the U.S. to acknowledge that pregnancy did, in fact, exist. Inspired debate about single mothers and about having sex for fun. Struck out for the right to work, the need to work, and the option to work in very short skirts. And lest we forget, a few of them saved the world. A lot.

Posted by:Sarah Jersild