‘My past,’ she told the room, ‘is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.’
In case you missed it, a nuclear scientist won the Miss USA pageant two weeks ago.
Famous for her spirited interpretation of profanity-heavy rap songs, this woman has gone viral many times for her performances.
This Tanzanian miner has a 70-person-strong company, but she built it by pretending to be a man for many years.
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
Chandro Tomar aka 'Shooter Dadi'
"She once defeated a deputy superintendent of police and he refused to come for the presentation ceremony saying he’d been slighted by an old woman,"
She lost 2 husbands, 3 brothers, and a father to her enemy. Now she's striking back.
Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker
When Japan's seaweed production suffered a crippling year, this scientist's work on commercial cultivation helped save the entire nation.
During World War II, this woman quietly undermined Japan's occupation of the Philippines, and was tortured for it. Then she quietly raised a family in the United States.
America’s first female chief federal prosecutor not only put herself in harm’s way to end abusive labor practices, she later became a PI and solved murders.
The Society of Woman Geographers
When they weren't allowed to join the men-only Explorers Club, these intrepid women started their own.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…
Mexico's infamous "weeping ghost" has many incarnations: a jilted widow, a slave princess, a milk addict, a coffee bag, and a pair of panties.
The poster child for childhood abuse, nobody should ever make a kids' movie about her.
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…
Nanny of the Maroons
Led colony of escaped slaves and protected them from the English using borderline supernatural abilities.