“Badass Danish Girl (1969)” (source)
After spending a year helping 3,500 refugees escape Poland to Britain, in 1939 Hollingworth broke the news that World War II had started. That was merely the first week of her decades-long career at the Telegraph.
Queen of Katwe
The upcoming movie, Queen of Katwe, is based on the real-life story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi.
“I think it’s silly to categorize people as either having an analytical brain or a creative brain."
Masako "Katsy" Katsura
“Men want to beat me. I play men, six, seven hours a day. Men… they do not beat me.”
Victorian-era female archers had style
Found a bunch of pictures of Victorian-era female archers. Thought I'd share.
Isabella of France
After years of neglect and abuse from her husband, this queen raised an army and took over England for herself.
When her shogun husband cheated on her, she raised an army and destroyed the other woman's house. Later she deposed her incompetent son to become the first nun to rule Japan.
When Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…
This "untouchable" woman ended decades of abuse by starting a bandit gang and avenging the lower castes. After some time in prison, she got out, ran for parliament, and won.