“Badass Danish Girl (1969)” (source)
Women's Day Off
On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland's women took the day off and rallied by the thousands for equal rights.
Shajar al-Durr lesson plan!
Ashley B strikes again, sharing a lesson plan based on the story of Shajar al-Durr! The skills practiced include: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Listening, and Note Taking.
The Woman who Defended a Castle for Three Years
With a scant handful of helpers, this woman held off hundreds of attackers for THREE YEARS.
medievalpoc: thegreatgadfly: medievalpoc: [more on Xiang Fei] *coughcough* paging rejectedprincesses *coughcough* *sigh* It’s a legend, you ignorant fucks. No one…
Gisele Marie, burqa-clad heavy metal musician
"People do not expect to see a Muslim woman who uses a Burqa, practices the religion properly and is a professional guitarist who plays in a Heavy Metal band, so many people are shocked by it."
Te Puea Herangi
The reluctant royal who became the Maori's greatest leader.
After decades of gaslighting and emotional abuse at the hands of her in-laws, this iron-willed woman survived being shot four times point blank, won a separation from her husband, and became one of the most respected business icons in New Orleans.
Loud, proud, uncompromising: this bold politician helped bring about Title IX, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Equal Rights Amendment - as well as much more.
When an enemy killed her husband, this Apache woman broke the rules of her tribe to get revenge - and in so doing, became one of her tribe's greatest heroes.
One of the most infamous libertines of the Renaissance, she cavorted all over Europe to flee her abusive marriage, lived…