Just posted: the conclusion to the tale of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, history’s deadliest female sniper! Click here to check it out!
In 1985, India widely considered AIDS to be a disease of Western debauchery which would not infect their country. Until Nirmala, as part of her dissertation, took blood samples that tested positive for HIV.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer entered the Boston Marathon - against the no-women-allowed rules - and changed the event forever.
Meet the Amazons
We kick off Amazon Week by meeting Worthy of Armor, Don’t Fail, Princess, Battle Cry, and Hot Flanks - and exploring the historical evidence for amazons!
First Afghan Muppet is a girl promoting womens' rights
The Afghan co-production of Sesame Street, Baghch-e-Simsin, is adding its first local Muppet, Zari, to teach girls (and their parents) about having an education and a career.
Pausing to say thanks
6 months ago, I started this website as a fun little side project. Now it's taken over my life, I couldn't be happier, and it's thanks to all of you.
An Inuit woman so strong nobody could even beat her lice in arm-wrestling, her story just gets stranger the closer you look.
A'isha bint abi Bakr
Independent, bold wife of the Prophet Muhammad, she led armies in the Battle of the Camel and was one of…
When the English laid siege to her castle home, this Scottish woman bedeviled them until they gave up.
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 this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.