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. :)
The village where men are banned
In 1990, a group of fifteen Kenyan women founded the village Umoja as a refuge for women who had been abused by men.
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Xena, Warrior Disney Princess
An amazing cosplay from San Diego Comic Con.
Mackenberg was recruited by Harry Houdini to help him uncover the fraudulent tricks of psychics and mediums. After his death, Mackenberg continued to expose them for several decades.
America's first female sheriff
When a rich and powerful man damaged her car, she sued for payment. When he started threatening her to drop it, she took up carrying a gun and ended up becoming appointed Under Sheriff.
This legendary warrior queen killed 70,000 Romans, burnt London to the ground, and became the most famous headhunter of all time - and to this day, Britain loves her for it.
This phony Asian royalty fooled rural England for some time - but the truth she was hiding was far darker.
Muslim sultan who took the throne, defeated Louis IX in battle, ransomed him back to France for 30% of their GDP --- and did it all in secret.
Isabel Godin des Odonais
To reunite with her husband, she went on a months-long trek through the jungle -- and was the only survivor.
Instigated a massive "women's war" against British taxation, the effect of which was one part protest movement, one part comedy roast, and one part block party.