Woman Who Saved Geneva Honored in Chocolate “At 2 a.m. she was doing typical female drudgery, preparing soup, and she heard clattering against the city wall.… In 1602, Catherine Cheynel saved Geneva by dumping boiling soup on invaders’ heads. She is honored to this day in the best possible way – parades and chocolate soup... Read more »
Club Jacobin (Armenian women, 1895. (To the right, Eghisapet…) Armenian women, 1895. (To the right, Eghisapet Sultanian, great grandmother of musician Derek Sherinian.) Dduring the 1895 Hamidian massacres, the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the… This 1895 photo shows Armenian women who took up arms to defend themselves against the Ottomans. (thanks Shayne Laughter... Read more »
The Man Behind Wonder Woman Was Inspired By Both Suffragists And Centerfolds : NPR The man behind the most popular female comic book hero of all time, Wonder Woman, had a secret past: Creator William Moulton Marston had a wife — and a mistress. He fathered children with both of them, and they all secretly... Read more »
“When I started working on Women’s History about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. It was not recognized, people didn’t think that women had a history worth knowing. … For women, looking back to the past has usually been painful because what we would learn would be an absence. We would learn that... Read more »
In 1938, L.A. woman went to jail for wearing slacks in courtroom – LA Times Kindergarten teacher Helen Hulick made Los Angeles court history — and struck a blow for women According to other papers of the time, she was in court to testify against two men accused of robbing her house. The judge decided... Read more »
My Night With Afghanistan’s Only Female Warlord, Commander Pigeon | New Republic “She killed for hours and stole weapons from corpses. There were bodies everywhere. No man questioned her.” Holy shit. Be forewarned: this article is a walk on the dark side. Lot of grim stuff described therein. (thanks to Laurie Scott for sending this... Read more »
Iconic 2,500 year old Siberian princess ‘died from breast cancer’, reveals MRI scan Preserved by ice, the 25 year old ancient woman covered in tattoos used cannabis to cope with her ravaging illness. The “Ukok Princess” also provides some of the clearest information yet about Scythian culture – a primary inspiration for Amazon legends!