At long last, you can finally buy Rejected Princesses posters.
Well-behaved women seldom make history.Rejected Princesses celebrates those who did. Part art project, part standup routine, part book report, this site imagines what if we made animated musicals about the women of history and myth who refused to behave.
Rejected Princesses is not for kids. Unless your kid is awesome.
In 1853 people found that a lone woman, the last surviving member of the Nicoleño tribe, had been living on San Nicolas Island for 18 years. Her story would later inspire Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Rita Levi-Montalcini had to deal with patriarchal disapproval, Fascist anti-Semitism, misogyny and war before earning a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor. Says she, “If I had not been discriminated against or had not suffered persecution, I would never have received the Nobel Prize.”
When a newspaper reported that David Cameron complained about the “traditional submissiveness of Muslim women”, a rebuking hashtag was born.
Noela Rukundo’s husband paid several men thousands of dollars to have her killed. Imagine his surprise when she showed up at the funeral distinctly un-murdered.
After noted misogynist and rape advocate (yes, really) Roosh V announced meet-ups for his like-minded internet followers in cities around the world, the Toronto Newsgirls boxing club planned to crash the gatherings.