From 1941 all unmarried [British] women between 20 and 30 years old were called up to join one of the auxiliary services. They weren't meant to see the front lines, but that didn't hold true for the anti-aircraft gunners.
At the age of 17, Ann Harvey saved dozens of people from a shipwreck. Then, ten years later, she did it again.
Willie Murphy is 105 pounds. 105 pounds of pure rippling muscle that can deadlift 215 pounds and her own groceries, thank you very much. Not gonna lie. You kinda suck compared to Willie Murphy.
Safiya Al Balbissi walks assertively, like a queen. With great self-confidence and talent, she drives a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance through the streets and alleys of Tulkarem Governorate. She has become a familiar sight for many Palestinians, although some people continue to raise astonished eyebrows when they see her behind the wheel.
This is a very sweet writeup of Rejected Princesses from a Muslim perspective. The writer, Sya Taha, picked up on little bit of nuance I tried to sprinkle throughout the entries (such as Naziq al-Abid's anti-veil depiction not being a sweeping anti-veil statement), for which I am thankful.
The first woman to climb Mount Everest - she did so even when her native Japan wanted her to do nothing but raise children and serve tea.
BBC News – India’s new comic ‘super hero’: Priya, the rape survivor A new comic book with a female rape survivor as its “super hero” has been launched to focus attention on the problem of sexual violence in India. Been reading the Indian epic Mahabharata recently, and was a little disappointed about some of the... Read more »
Suparna Dutt at Gulf News did an incredibly flattering writeup of RP -- best part for me is when she described the writing style as "reckless" and "American."