A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 16 years old — by writing a rap song about it. The young rapper is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.
Afghan rapper escaped forced marriage by singing about it
Sonita Alizadeh is a rapper from Afghanistan whose song "Brides for Sale" convinced her parents that she didn't have to marry.
Her parents have tried to sell her into marriage since she was 10. She's fighting against that with song.
“Badass Danish Girl (1969)” (source)
In 1969, a reporter did a 30-second interview with a Danish girl who was hiking the countryside. It's well worth watching.
All-female boxing club pledges to crash "pro-rape" meet-ups
After noted misogynist and rape advocate (yes, really) Roosh V announced meet-ups for his like-minded internet followers in cities around the world, the Toronto Newsgirls boxing club planned to crash the gatherings.
Hedy Lamarr's 101st Birthday
Google celebrates the birthday of former Modern Worthy Hedy Lamarr
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The first female mathematician in recorded history, and one of the luminaries of the ancient world - but her grisly death at the hands of a mob was only the start of her troubles.
Black, Muslim warrior queen of a tribe of griffin-riding Amazons - and the honest-to-god namesake of California.
Indomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.