This radio segment follows Asia Newson, an 11-year-old with her own company: SuperBusinessGirl. After listening to it, I want to be this girl’s friend, and I’m guessing you will too.
She was a programmer, a wife, a lesbian -- and she wouldn't rest until she could legally marry her wife.
Voynich manuscript: decoded! (well, probably not)
A (likely dubious, but fun theory) decoding of the mysterious Voynich manuscript claims it's a women's health manual
Bletchley Park staff reunite
3/4ths of the 10,000 staff -- who cracked the German codes and helped win the war -- were women.
South Vietnam's Forgotten 'Daredevil Girls'
Breaking social taboos, women helped out in the Vietnam War - but were forgotten afterwards.
Your next female action hero: Proud Mary
First Wonder Woman, then Atomic Blonde, next this? :D
'Anti-pervert' flame-throwers for sale in China
It seems relevant to mention that posting about something does not mean one endorses it (although it may indicate morbid curiosity).
Why are young Kyrgyz brides barely Stayin' Alive?
You may have seen a viral video of a young Kyrgyz woman lip syncing to Stayin' Alive, but you may not have realized (I didn't) that it was a savvy protest against Kyrgyz marriage practices.
The next Doctor Who: a woman
In case you missed it, Dr. Who fans got some awesome news over the weekend.
Pregnant in the field: female archaeologists tell about doing their job while expecting
"In the field there were times when I almost forgot that I was pregnant, I was just doing my thing.”
China expanded the Great Wall to keep this female warrior out
Mandukhai Khatun went into battle pregnant, pausing only to give birth to twins (as the legend goes). Regardless, she was no joke.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.
The actual hero of the Ali Baba myth, this slave girl saves the titular character by singlehandedly dispatching the forty thieves - without him even knowing.
This unlikely heroine created her own Woman's Army of 70,000 soldiers through good manners and political savvy - and then used it to overthrow one of China's greatest douchebags.
When the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…