“Badass Danish Girl (1969)” (source)
Gerami wanted to represent Iran in triathlons, but the Iran Triathlon Federation wouldn't support her because of clothes. So she worked for months to design a hijab she could compete in.
Spain's female bodyguards who protect abused women
Edemm is a Basque organization that protects women from their abusive partners.
Teen girls design Africa's first private satellite
"I want to show to fellow girls that we don't need to sit around or limit ourselves. Any career is possible -- even aerospace."
Priss Fotheringham's Novelty Sex Act: "Chucking"
This 17th-century London prostitute collected money - literally - with a pretty novel sex act.
Drunk History: Dorothy Fuldheim
An inebriated David Wain tells the story of news anchor Dorothy Fuldheim.
Rose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.
This most-wanted WW2 spy rescued Jews and POWs, blew up Nazi trains, and used an X-rated radio rhyme to identify herself to Britain.
This "untouchable" woman ended decades of abuse by starting a bandit gang and avenging the lower castes. After some time in prison, she got out, ran for parliament, and won.
1920s Afghanistan was a progressive and rapidly-modernizing country in large part to the most powerful, empathic, and maligned queen it had ever seen.
One of the greatest painters of the baroque, she revenged herself on her rapist both in the court of law…