Collection: Defenders >
Marguerite de BressieuxWhen soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.
Mariya OktyabrskayaWhen her husband was killed in WW2, she sold all their belongings, bought a tank, named it Fighting Girlfriend, and started killing Nazis.
Taytu BetulThis stubborn empress led her native Ethiopia to do the unthinkable - defeat one of the major European powers in war.
Collection: Samurai >
Tsuruhime OhoriWhen invaders threatened her island home, she declared herself a living god, raised an army, and fought them tooth, nail, and occasional grenade.
Takeko NakanoWhen the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.
Sutematsu OyamaThe first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
Collection: Revolutionaries >