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.
medievalpoc: thegreatgadfly: medievalpoc: [more on Xiang Fei] *coughcough* paging rejectedprincesses *coughcough* *sigh* It’s a legend, you ignorant fucks. No one knows whether there is any historical basis whatsoever. And it’s not nearly as glorious a legend as you’d think from looking at that one picture. Oh, she was a real person. If you read the... Read more »
This Little League pitching phenom can throw a 70 MPH fastball and elevated her team to the Little League World Series. Throw like a girl, indeed.
From The Verge: Rodda has created the “Faire Play Battle Set,” comprising three full sets of 3D-printed battle armor for the iconic figurine. The designer has previously designed a number of 3D-printable items of a medieval persuasion, including functional miniature ballistae and catapults for tabletop gaming. Welp, that seals it, I need to get a... Read more »
In which I start the tradition of heralding people smarter than I am -- this time for catching something about Fredegund's entry!
I’ve made corrections to almost all of the entries since initially launching this last Wednesday. I highly recommend going back to read, at bare minimum, the entries for Nzinga, Fredegund, and Sita. Many thanks to those who wrote in with additional information. A word specifically on Nzinga. No other way to put it, I fucked up... Read more »