Meet Florence “Woo Woo” DiTullio Joyce, aka “Winnie the Welder.” During WW2, she and some 2,000 other women worked the shipyards building ships and subs. Why “Woo Woo”? According to her: “I was a curvaceous 119 pounds. Every time I walked by, the guys would go, ‘Woo Woo!’ (some things never change)
Marie Colvin’s Private War Foreign correspondent Marie Colvin was on the front lines of conflict zones, no matter the physical and emotional toll. Marie Brenner learns what led Colvin to her death. This eyepatched journalist gave her all covering Syria back in 2012. It is good to remember her incredible bravery.
Nun Who Broke Into Nuclear Complex Gets 35-Month Jail Term In 2012, Sister Megan Rice, 84, and two other activists broke into Tennessee’s Y-12 National Security Complex, where bomb-grade uranium is stored. Rice had asked the judge to show her “no leniency.” One wonders if this was not an inspiration for Orange is the New… Read more »
775 confirmed kills represented in this one picture. Female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front, WW2. Not pictured: Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who would have boosted the count to 1083 just by standing there.
Tura Satana: Amazonian star of Russ Meyer’s cult classic film ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’ This woman had a hell of a life. After being gang-raped in her youth, she trained in martial arts and over the course of her life, exacted revenge on every one of her attackers. “I made a vow to myself that… Read more »
Women box on a roof, 1938, Los Angeles. Likely they were performers for a variety show, but it’s still a great picture. More here:http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/women-boxing-roof-1938/
This is French socialist revolutionary Maria Ginesta, 17 at the time of this picture, one of the most famous of the Spanish Civil War. She served as a reporter and translator, and this picture was almost the only time she took up a gun. She died at the age of 94 in January of this… Read more »