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The podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You did an episode recently on female samurai, which is worth a listen.
Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Today celebrates women in tech with Ada Lovelace Day! Click through to see a couple women that RP has covered.
RP on Pajiba!
Got a great writeup in Pajiba, an awesome website well worth following.
The book is officially real.
And my initial impression was not what I'd expected.
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Despite near-total blindness from an autoimmune disorder, this self-taught cook won the grand prize on MasterChef in 2012.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.
This single mom developed the field of Mexican archaeology, while fiercely protecting it from the sleazy and opportunistic.
This pope was largely assumed to be male until she gave birth in the midst of a procession - and…
The first prosthetic limb in human civilization went to this ancient warrior queen. Or did it? The story is more complex than you might think.
At 12 years old, April regularly performed incredible feats of strength
This undefeated warrior princess refused to marry unless her suitor could defeat her in wrestling - if he lost, he owed her 100 horses. In the end, she had 10,000 horses and no husband.
The world's fiercest all-female fighting force, and the incredible legend of how they rescued their deposed queen from slavery in Brazil.
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.
When her beloved college of history was bombed by the Germans, this woman began a dark path that would see her become history's deadliest female sniper -- and one of Eleanor Roosevelt's best friends.
Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz
This brilliant poet rose from illegitimacy and poverty to become one of the luminaries of her age - until she flew too close to the sun.
The poster child for childhood abuse, nobody should ever make a kids' movie about her.
Champion weightlifter, suffragette, mom - this "Lady Hercules" did it all.
Ida Laura Pfeiffer
Starting her travels at 45 years old, this globetrotter became a worldwide sensation for going boldly where no woman had gone before.
Alice B. Clement
Chicago detective whose crime-busting exploits grew so popular she had her own newspaper series and starred in her own movie.
Indigenous lawmaker who united warring tribes under a unified code of laws that she made herself.