Men nominated her to make fun of her. Then she won.
Marguerite de Bressieux
When soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.
“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.
Major League Baseball Teams Come Together to Help 7-Year-Old Girl with 3D-Printed Hand Fulfill her Dream - sometimes Twitter does alright…
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.”
Motorcycling across America, making her living doing stunts and transporting secret government documents, this stand-out woman found family in places she didn't expect.
"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.
The first prosthetic limb in human civilization went to this ancient warrior queen. Or did it? The story is more complex than you might think.
When the Portuguese took the throne from her, this Angolan queen made a new one: out of her own servant. She then fled to the jungle, conquered a tribe of cannibals, and waged war on the Portuguese for so long that they gave up and left.
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.
This princess held her father to his word in the most unexpected way: by demanding to marry the stupidest man in Korea.
When the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.