Saudi Arabia's 1st Female "Activist" Basketball Team Shooting For Equality
"In a country where physical activities are not allowed for women, sports aren’t even offered to school girls, a team like this is surely an act of defiance."
Ancient Egyptian pre-nups
In Egypt, women had the same legal rights as men. They could sue, be sued, own property, and enter into contracts, including prenuptial (and postnuptial) agreements.
Monopoly's forgotten inventor
Elizabeth Magie created the game that would become Monopoly over thirty years before the man credited with its invention.
Nun Who Broke Into Nuclear Complex Gets 35-Month Jail Term
Nun Who Broke Into Nuclear Complex Gets 35-Month Jail Term In 2012, Sister Megan Rice, 84, and two other activists…
When jailed for being a political dissident, Lin Zhao continued to write anti-Mao screeds using hairpins, bamboo, and her own blood as ink.
Overcame polio, poverty, measles, mumps, scarlet fever, racism, whooping cough, and teenage pregnancy to make Olympic history by winning three…
History's first computer programmer, who invented algorithms for the first computer - which didn't even exist during her lifetime, so…
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.
Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine
America had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
Mexico's infamous "weeping ghost" has many incarnations: a jilted widow, a slave princess, a milk addict, a coffee bag, and a pair of panties.