There's no denying that 2012 has been a big year forwomen. We won the election, we made millions andwestood up to Rush Limbaugh.We wrote e-books that spent months onthe NewYork Times best-seller list, putmotherhood at the center of the nationalconversation and we produced the heir to the British monarchy.

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A lot went down in 2012, the good and the bad—and at the centerof most of the hot-button issues were women. KimKardashian may be the most searched for women in the world ofcelebrity gossip, but the women who truly dominated the 2012 newscycle did much more than shop, date and pose for photos thiscalendar year.

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Here's a look back at the women who madeheadlines—and history—in 2012.

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Sandra Fluke

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The Georgetown Law student, after speakingpublicly about the hardships she and her female classmates enduredas a result of not having birth control coverage under theirUniversity-sponsored health insurance, caught the attention ofbrash radio pundit Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut”on-air, causing uproar. President Obama later called Fluke toapologize for Limbaugh's action and she became a fixture on thecampaign trail, where she spoke about the importance of the ObamaAdministration for women's rights.

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Learn who else made the cut for the Forbeslist.

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