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The Women Who Shaped Early D&D
“I’d never written fiction. But I was so mad—Don’t tell me I can’t do something—so I did it.”
Horse-Riding Lady Librarians Were the Great Depression's Bookmobiles
Packs of female librarians once roamed the hills of Kentucky, dispensing books to those whom they encountered.
31-year-old runs race while 5 months pregnant, in 110 degree heat.
“I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”
The Last Known Survivor of the Mexican Revolution Was a Soldadera
One of the oldest living people in 2015 was a woman who'd fought in the Mexican Revolution - not unlike Petra Herrera, earlier covered here.
All-girl Engineering Team Invents Solar-Powered Tent for Homeless
The tent folds up into a backpack, has lights and USB ports, and went through some tough testing - including being torn open by a knife.
The Woman Behind the US's Only National Memorial for Female Vets
The museum's 1860s letter from Clara Barton says it all: "From the storm lashed decks of the Mayflower to the present hour, women have stood like a rock for the welfare and glory of the history of our country ... and one might well add: unwritten, unrewarded, and unrecognized.”
The Woman Who Thwarted Her Own Assassination
This Chechen woman foiled a Russian assassin using a hidden handgun and *bottle of blood-clotting agent*.
The Medieval Woman Who Won a Rape Case in Court
In 1292, Isabella Plomet brought a legal complaint against a local physician of raping her - and she won.
Princess Buttercup became an Amazon General, All Dreams Now Viable
In the interests of *all* dreams being viable, I would point out she's also the ethically dubious politician Claire Underwood in House of Cards.
The 'Handsome Girls' Who Are Making China's Biggest Boy Band
"People have been really curious... I guess they’re not really used to seeing a totally androgynous girl band.”
Sold into sexual slavery to Hernan Cortes, this maligned woman became his interpreter, and it was with her words that…
This mythical queen gave birth to the minotaur and cursed her unfaithful husband with the world's weirdest magic STD -- but was her whole story just a smear campaign?
An unbeatable warrior princess who just wanted to have kids - and founded a new nation in her quest to…
This Jewish-Ethiopian warrior queen took the throne, ended a millennium-old biblical dynasty, and caused a break in Ethiopia's history that has not healed to this day - or did she...?
Indomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.