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 Seattle Majestics are an all-women, full-tackle football team. Part of the Women's Football Alliance, they face teams across the nation, as well as apathy from a public that ignores women's sports.
Duchess Mazarin Dressed as Diana
Hortense Mancini helped pioneer divorce amongst European nobility - and she did it her way, openly taking lovers and owning her own image. I did a short writeup on one of her more notable portraits.
Edith Clifford was a sword swallower of such skill that her closing act involved a cannon firing a bayonet down her throat.
While browsing a book of woman warriors, I came across an entry that stopped me cold. You have to read this.
2015's "35 Women Under 35"
Every year Management Today awards 35 high-achieving young women in business.
Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine
America had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
After being saved from demonic forces, this legendary Indian princess is then subjected to endless purity tests by her own husband. She eventually puts an end to his questions in a manner that surprised everyone.
The strident partner of the eponymously-named Tupac Amaru Rebellion of native peoples against the Spanish, she handled army and bureaucratic…
She traded a life of privilege for one spent fighting for justice on both literal and political battlefields so tirelessly that even exiling her five times couldn't keep her down.
When she came face-to-face with a great monster, this mother saved her child and herself through bravery, quick thinking, and great culinary skills.