Tongan women boxing. The first picture is an illustration from the 1800s book Océanie ou cinquième partie du monde, by Grégoire L. Domeny de Rienzi. The second was apparently just a random for-fun boxing match that a traveling photo editor, Andy Isaacson, stumbled upon in 2012. Apparently good traditions never die. :)
This 13-year-old is one of the top female rock climbers in the world. And she's got a great sense of humor on top of that.
2015's "35 Women Under 35"
Every year Management Today awards 35 high-achieving young women in business.
The podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You did an episode recently on female samurai, which is worth a listen.
Khatoon Khider used to be a popular Yazidi singer. Now she’s the head of an all-women battle unit with ISIS in its sights.
Dungeons, Dragons, and Rejected Princesses
A reader took the Amazon Week illustration from a bit ago and started a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with them as characters. I can die happy now.
Saved the Jewish people by hammering a tent spike through an unsuspecting house guest's head.
The first European woman to end up in New Zealand, Charlotte Badger was part pirate, part adopted Maori, and part mom. Which part is which is somewhat lost to history.
The first female mathematician in recorded history, and one of the luminaries of the ancient world - but her grisly death at the hands of a mob was only the start of her troubles.
The Night Witches
This all-female civilian volunteer unit of the WW2 Soviet military overcame a lack of training, equipment, and faith to pull off one of the greatest underdog feats in human history and in so doing become Germany's worst nightmare.
This mythical Native American woman saved her loved ones from starvation with delicious magical leprosy - a fact that led to, shall we say, complications.