Badass women alert.
How women used fashion in self-defense
At the beginning of the 20th century, women wore long hatpins to keep their hats in place. When some started using them as weapons against street harassment, men talked of banning this "peril".
Miss Sanderson's womanly art of parasol self-defense
In Edwardian London, female suffragists regularly put themselves at risk of violence in their protests. In response, one developed a rather unique martial arts style.
RP on Stuff You Missed in History Class!
Yours truly guest stars on the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast to talk about Rejected Princesses, historical women, and historicity.
Animated shorts pay tribute to pioneering women in animation
Five animated shorts shown at the Annecy film festival pay tribute to some female forerunners: Mary Blair, Evelyn Lambart, Lotte Reiniger, Claire Parker, and Alison de Vere.
Design a Wig
The Victoria & Albert Museum's website has a game where you can design 18th-century women's wigs. It is bizarre and glorious.
When her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
Susan la Flesche Picotte
The first Native American medical doctor endured back-breaking labor, years spent alone, and institutional racism to better the lives of her people.
Escaped slave turned slave rescuer turned plantation-torching Union spymaster, she was part Moses, part Joan of Arc, part Spider-Man.
When terrorists hijacked her plane, she gave her life to save it, becoming the youngest recipient of India's highest honor.
This stubborn empress led her native Ethiopia to do the unthinkable - defeat one of the major European powers in war.