She was the first British woman outside London to get a pilot's license, and one of the first to join the Air Transport Auxiliary.
Groins as strong as steel, kung fu stances that keep women's legs closed, androgynous martial arts masters -- this seminal action movie has a lot to say about the sexes, but not what you'd expect.
NPR took a look back at the first World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions in 2004, and how being the only woman in the tournament both harmed and helped the winner.
This week marked the 100th anniversary of Edith Cavell's execution for helping British and French soldiers out of German-occupied Belgium. Let's take a look back at her life.
She became Japan's first female photojournalist at the age of 25. 76 years later she's still going strong.
When a burglar broke into Karen Dolley's home, he didn't know she had a sword and years of practice using one.