This is French socialist revolutionary Maria Ginesta, 17 at the time of this picture, one of the most famous of the Spanish Civil War. She served as a reporter and translator, and this picture was almost the only time she took up a gun. She died at the age of 94 in January of this... Read more »
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Keiko Fukuda was the only woman to ever be awarded the highest degree black belt in Judo — and she did so in her late 90s. She gave up marriage, she gave up motherhood, she gave up everything for her love of Judo. All this, starting in a time when women didn’t even show their... Read more »
Schindler’s Witch | VICE Sweden During the Rwandan genocide, Zula Karuhimbi saved more than 100 people through “sorcery.” Amazing read. (thanks to the one of my many brethren who submitted this!)
An Indian farmer’s daughter disarmed a terrorist leader who broke into her home, attacked him with an axe and shot him dead with his own gun. via The Telegraph If there’s one thing a childhood in Kentucky taught me, it’s to not mess with farmers’ daughters.
Got Your Back | This American Life This episode of This American Life covers Hamida Gulistani, an amazing woman who advocates for womens’ rights in Afghanistan, despite persistent death threats. Her story is incredible – definitely worth a listen.
Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics” – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces. Awesome — and congratulations, Maryam!
An all-female vigilante group wanders rural India, teaching women self defense and confronting abusive husbands.