“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.”
The 'Handsome Girls' Who Are Making China's Biggest Boy Band
"People have been really curious... I guess they’re not really used to seeing a totally androgynous girl band.”
Afghan Women Launch New TV Station For Women
"There has been a lot of talk about women's rights and media rights... But we've never seen anything special for women and that's why we've done this."
Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Sandinista-Run Nicaragua
“We are capable women, we defend our rights, and we are also contributing to justice in our country."
Meet the Ethiopian Superheroes Fighting for Girls' Rights
The Tibeb Girls are Ethiopia's answer to the Powerpuff Girls, fighting Africa's greatest social issues.
This Girls' Soccer Team Who Played in a Boys League - and Won
“I always try to show that soccer isn’t just for boys, If you’re technically better, you can compensate for being perhaps physically weaker.”
The Cursed Girl
This is an utterly stunning piece of work. Set aside 10-15 minutes and enjoy one of the most cinematic experiences I've found in some time.
No one asked her to prom, so she took her Harvard acceptance letter
"I took a date that was pretty low maintenance, so I didn't have to pay for his dinner."
The Woman who Defended a Castle for Three Years
With a scant handful of helpers, this woman held off hundreds of attackers for THREE 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,"
The actual hero of the Ali Baba myth, this slave girl saves the titular character by singlehandedly dispatching the forty thieves - without him even knowing.
Sex worker who became empress of the Byzantine Empire, and used her political power to safeguard her interests, and her…
When an oppressive regime threatened her home, this Samoan war goddess took matters into her own hands.
The three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
Sigrid the Haughty
When some scrubs hit on her, she burnt them alive. When a king slapped her across the face, she obliterated his kingdom. Sigrid the Haughty was not to be messed with.