"She once defeated a deputy superintendent of police and he refused to come for the presentation ceremony saying he’d been slighted by an old woman,"
During World War II, this woman quietly undermined Japan's occupation of the Philippines, and was tortured for it. Then she quietly raised a family in the United States.
This Purple Heart warrior (and medical evacuation pilot) filed suit against the US military policy excluding women from combat - the military recanted it shortly thereafter.
Khatoon Khider used to be a popular Yazidi singer. Now she’s the head of an all-women battle unit with ISIS in its sights.
In Afghanistan, this Wushu trainer teaches women martial arts - to compete, and to defend themselves.
Donnie Yen is cool, but his mother is MUCH cooler - she started the first Wushu school in the United States, and is one of the grandmasters of the art form.