The pop diva on the Islamic State’s most wanted list.
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“I think it’s silly to categorize people as either having an analytical brain or a creative brain."
She was a programmer, a wife, a lesbian -- and she wouldn't rest until she could legally marry her wife.
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This woman has spent her life fighting the prison industrial complex, giving ex-convicts a new lease on life.
Masako "Katsy" Katsura
“Men want to beat me. I play men, six, seven hours a day. Men… they do not beat me.”
"Uncle" Olive Yang
So here's a wild story: lesbian (possibly trans) Burmese princess becomes opium-trading warlord to escape arranged marriage.
This engineer fixed a flaw in the allies' planes, allowing them to dive just as well as the Germans' - an innovation instrumental to winning the war.
Russia's most famous hermit has lived outside of civilization for virtually seven decades, amidst some severe difficulties.
Cecile DeWitt-Morette was a pioneering mathematical physicist who worked with Albert Einstein, Irene Joliot-Curie, and Richard Feynman, and advocated for more women in the sciences.
This Iranian-American marine is now one of NASA's newest astronauts.
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.
Instigated a massive "women's war" against British taxation, the effect of which was one part protest movement, one part comedy roast, and one part block party.
When horse-riding Spaniards invaded, she defied her tribe to befriend one of the abandoned horses, using her new bond to fight off the Spanish.
This undefeated warrior princess refused to marry unless her suitor could defeat her in wrestling - if he lost, he owed her 100 horses. In the end, she had 10,000 horses and no husband.
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.