“Badass Danish Girl (1969)” (source)
Women on (or off) the internet receive a troubling amount of harassment. Temple-Wood decided to channel this to positive ends, so every time she receives a harassing e-mail she adds an article about a woman scientist to Wikipedia.
Why the Lolita icon?
I was using the Lolita icon for some time as my avatar on Tumblr. I changed that. Here's why.
Using her photographic memory, this WW2 spy stole some of the most vital German rocket plans, and suffered a year in concentration camps for it. She died this year.
Shazia Perveen joined Pakistan's Rescue 1122 emergency services, becoming the nation's first female firefighter. "Some women avoid and hesitate to work with men. That is where I differ with them and think that we, women, can work shoulder-to-shoulder with men," she told local media.
RP reader Ananya Shah kills it at National History Day
Inspired by the RP post on Ida B. Wells, National History Fair winner Ananya Shah did an amazing performance of Wells' trip to England.
When a neighboring tribe threatened the Yoruba, this queen went undercover as a spy to find their weakness.
Isabel Godin des Odonais
To reunite with her husband, she went on a months-long trek through the jungle -- and was the only survivor.
The last Crow nation baté (Two Spirit mystic) in history, she earned her name -- which means "Finds Them and Kills Them" -- by tirelessly fighting to preserve her way of life.
Picked to be an impotent figurehead, this savvy intellectual quickly learned how to play politics and modernized the nation to ward off invasion.
This unlikely heroine created her own Woman's Army of 70,000 soldiers through good manners and political savvy - and then used it to overthrow one of China's greatest douchebags.