In 1990, a group of fifteen Kenyan women founded the village Umoja as a refuge for women who had been abused by men.
The first woman to hike alone across the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail was a 67-year-old who told her kids she was going for a walk.
The stereotype of heiresses are socialites who do little but live large and indolent lives off their money. Here then are some heiresses who led more interesting lives.
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.
Reader Ashley B writes in with a teaching worksheet based on the Ching Shih writeup. It covers editing, comprehension, vocabulary, opinion and summary writing.
In the 60s, this pioneering businesswoman fought - and won - endless battles to carve out a living for her 300+ female programmer employees.