A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 16 years old — by writing a rap song about it. The young rapper is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.
Afghan rapper escaped forced marriage by singing about it
Sonita Alizadeh is a rapper from Afghanistan whose song "Brides for Sale" convinced her parents that she didn't have to marry.
Her parents have tried to sell her into marriage since she was 10. She's fighting against that with song.
Women's professions... of the future! (as imagined in 1902)
In 1902, a French artist produced a collection of trading cards entitled "Women of the Future." No-one tell him that women had already been doing most (if not all) of these things before then.
RP on Talk Nerdy!
The awesome Cara Santa Maria had me on her Talk Nerdy podcast to talk about the RP book.
Joss Whedon to Direct "Batgirl" Movie
Please don't suck.
Possibly the most cartoonishly evil woman to have ever existed, this Merovingian queen was an endless source of assassination attempts - including, on one memorable occasion, her own young daughter.
Marguerite de la Rocque
Stranded by her cruel relative on an abandoned Canadian island (literally named the Isle of Demons), she survived for two years by hunting animals and eventually made it back to France.
This uneducated rebel preacher upstaged New England magistrates so much that they founded Harvard University in part to prevent women like her from gaining power.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…
When this princess had her life ruined by an unstoppable warrior, she: became a fervent ascetic for years and got a divine boon; killed herself to reincarnate faster; came back as a man; and killed the man who'd wronged her, in the stunning climax of the world's longest epic poem.