“A married woman who kept her name would truly preserve her independent identity if her passport name was her birth name. Beyond that… if the State Department recognized a married woman’s birth name as her legal name, then all government bodies would have to do the same.”
She was a programmer, a wife, a lesbian -- and she wouldn't rest until she could legally marry her wife.
Voynich manuscript: decoded! (well, probably not)
A (likely dubious, but fun theory) decoding of the mysterious Voynich manuscript claims it's a women's health manual
Bletchley Park staff reunite
3/4ths of the 10,000 staff -- who cracked the German codes and helped win the war -- were women.
South Vietnam's Forgotten 'Daredevil Girls'
Breaking social taboos, women helped out in the Vietnam War - but were forgotten afterwards.
Your next female action hero: Proud Mary
First Wonder Woman, then Atomic Blonde, next this? :D
'Anti-pervert' flame-throwers for sale in China
It seems relevant to mention that posting about something does not mean one endorses it (although it may indicate morbid curiosity).
Why are young Kyrgyz brides barely Stayin' Alive?
You may have seen a viral video of a young Kyrgyz woman lip syncing to Stayin' Alive, but you may not have realized (I didn't) that it was a savvy protest against Kyrgyz marriage practices.
The next Doctor Who: a woman
In case you missed it, Dr. Who fans got some awesome news over the weekend.
Pregnant in the field: female archaeologists tell about doing their job while expecting
"In the field there were times when I almost forgot that I was pregnant, I was just doing my thing.”
China expanded the Great Wall to keep this female warrior out
Mandukhai Khatun went into battle pregnant, pausing only to give birth to twins (as the legend goes). Regardless, she was no joke.
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.
A clever woman who rose from obscurity to become a political force, playing nations against each other to protect her people.
Joan of Arc
The infamous teen girl who helped end the Hundred Years War and save France - but do you know how…
When this Spanish merchant went out to pick cabbages, she stumbled upon an unusual kind of pest: a French knight.
The "panther queen" of the Azna defeated some of the greatest villains of French colonial history through wits, cunning -- and possibly magic.