Rejected Princesses is a peek into “what if” alternate realities where unsung women of myth and history got their big, expensive animated movies. Part art project, part history lesson, part standup comedy – and that’s before we even get to the blog! Learn more by clicking here.
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Along with her husband, Alexandra Boiko joined Mariya Oktyabrskaya in the “get permission from Stalin to buy her own tank and fight Nazis” club, which was apparently less exclusive than you’d think.
When her son was killed by Taliban militants while defending his outpost, this Afghan mother rounded up her family and continued the defense of his outpost – killing 25 Taliban fighters in the process.
Some stunning pictures, collected from the Library of Congress, of women engineers and mechanics in WWII.
This bullfighter overcame patriarchal attitudes to become, according to many bullfighting aficionados, the greatest torera in history.
When her shogun husband cheated on her, she raised an army and destroyed the other woman’s house. Later she deposed her incompetent son to become the first nun to rule Japan.
“In a country where physical activities are not allowed for women, sports aren’t even offered to school girls, a team like this is surely an act of defiance.”
Tig Notaro had a double mastectomy. She’s mostly known for a half-hour standup routine she did about her breast cancer. So when a heckler catcalled her during her set, she ripped her shirt off and did the rest of the set without it.