Badass women alert.
Mariam Ibrahim Yusuf
Yusuf migrated to the UK from Somalia in 2008. Eight years later, still homeless and trapped in the asylum system, she's working to make sure other refugees don't face the same troubles she did.
She performed the experiment that overturned the law of conservation of parity and helped lead to the Standard Model of particle physics, while two men got the Nobel Prize for it.
This 13-year-old is one of the top female rock climbers in the world. And she's got a great sense of humor on top of that.
Congress approves Arlington cemetery burials for female WWII pilots
In 2015, the US Army revoked the right of Women Airforce Service Pilots to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. In response, Congress passed a law ensuring that right.
The first woman to climb Mount Everest - she did so even when her native Japan wanted her to do nothing but raise children and serve tea.
This undefeated warrior princess refused to marry unless her suitor could defeat her in wrestling - if he lost, he owed her 100 horses. In the end, she had 10,000 horses and no husband.
This amateur dancer escaped a life of abuse by pretending to be an Indonesian princess - and eventually became a victim of the maniacal world of espionage.
After disguising herself as a man to be the physician women needed, she was put on trial - and won.
This Indonesian queen ruled wisely and justly in life, and was deified as the embodiment of all evil after her death. The story of why gets a bit complicated.
Headed a squadron of 80,000 pirates, ruled the Chinese seas for two decades, and actually retired happily - but not before extorting a nice pension from the Chinese government.