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.
Blanche Blackwell, muse for James Bond's creator, dies at 104
“I love men — they make such good pets.”
All-Female Security for All-Female 1970s Bank in Philippines
This is a 1971 photo of an all-female security crew of an all-women bank in the Philippines. And it's awesome.
If Disney Princesses had moms
CollegeHumor has artist Amy Kim illustrate what Disney Princesses' stories would be like if their mothers were around.
Muslim sultan who took the throne, defeated Louis IX in battle, ransomed him back to France for 30% of their GDP --- and did it all in secret.
Wallada bint al-Mustakfi
Spirited poetry-spouting princess who lived an audacious life and put her cheating lover on blast with her expert slam poetry.
Black, Muslim warrior queen of a tribe of griffin-riding Amazons - and the honest-to-god namesake of California.
When the Tsar became hellbent on nailing down her gender, this clever gender-nonconforming heroine kept him guessing to the end.
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.