Founded as a place where women can rebuild their lives after losing a husband or getting divorced, el-Samaha village offers women and girls a chance to escape patriarchal prejudices and discover their independence.
The Feminist Lunch That Broke Boundaries 150 Years Ago
After being denied entry to a dinner honoring Charles Dickens, reporter Jane Croly made her own, supper club, featuring only “risky and outré” unaccompanied women.
Trinidad and Tobago gets its first female president
"I’m sorry guys…make way. We are coming strong and we are moving forward."
The Dahomey Amazons get their own movie!
The inspiration for Black Panther's Dora Milaje get their own movie - starring Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o! Sadly, it's not about the story of Agontime, covered here.
Abigail Disney, Killer Content Partner to Launch Female-Led Level Forward Studio
And they've made a bid for the Weinstein company.
Jewel thief Doris Payne gets her own movie!
Tessa Thompson is to portray one of the most colorful women alive today.
The Rapid Rise and Spectacular Fall of London's Greatest Bonesetter
Hard-living, hard-drinkin’, hardcore: beloved and belittled London Sarah Mapp had one hell of a life, earning both adulation and scorn in her career as a bonesetter.
The Women Who Took on the Mafia
The Italian mob had a fatal weakness: its shameful attitude toward women. Once the wives turned on the “family,” it all started tumbling down.
Medieval Times puts woman in the lead for first time in its history
The new show will incorporate a queen as the head of the kingdom.
Hollywood Women Band Together to Make Anti-Harassment Initiative
In response to the spate of Hollywood sexual harassment scandals, many of the most important women in the industry are joining forces to make Time's Up, an initiative to offer legal protections and assistance to the most vulnerable in Hollywood.
Woman finishes final while in labor
While this is a dystopian nightmare that should never have happened, her fortitude is still stunning.
Through years of unrelenting protest, this Nigerian teacher felled a king, won women the right to vote, and taught all of Africa how to protest.
Picked to be an impotent figurehead, this savvy intellectual quickly learned how to play politics and modernized the nation to ward off invasion.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.
"Stagecoach" Mary Fields
Pistol-packing, liquor-swigging, 6'2" black postal carrier/babysitter of the Wild West.
This pope was largely assumed to be male until she gave birth in the midst of a procession - and largely assumed to be factual until the 13th century.