So good – and thrilled this talked about Tubman’s time as a spy, burning down plantations. She was so unbelievably hardcore.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpTf1GFjCd8)
This 15-year-old Pakistani girl who drives motorcycles, rickshaws, and garbage trucks to help earn money for her family. She is also a medal-winning boxer and a teacher.
Miss Peru contestants turn pageant into gender violence protest
“My measurements are: 2,202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years in my country.”
The Bolivian Lady Wrestler Scene
Cholitas luchadores are Bolivia's answer to the much-missed Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), and they're awesome.
My Ignite SF talk!
My Ignite SF talk is online! 5 minutes long, lots of swearing. :)
Women in VFX
A new web series is exploring the extreme lack of women in the visual effects field.
Drunk History: Dorothy Fuldheim
An inebriated David Wain tells the story of news anchor Dorothy Fuldheim.
Young girls breaking stereotypes
A video has been making the rounds of young girls generally being awesome.
New Wonder Woman trailer
A new trailer for the Wonder Woman movie was released. It looks pretty great.
Elderly Kenyan women learning self-defense
In the Korogocho slum in Nairobi, a group of older women have organized a weekly self-defense class so they can fight off rapists.
RP at Central Michigan University
I talked to a class at CMU that actually used the RP book as a textbook.
This undefeated half-Spaniard fencer was a household name in the 1800s - only to vanish into retirement (and obscurity) when she ran out of people to fight.
Cross-dressing Queen of Thieves who flouted social norms and had plays written about her.
To warn against the incoming British, this teen girl staged her own midnight ride - far longer and more dangerous…
When the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.
When her rebel husband was imprisoned, she continued the movement - by holding a castle under siege for three long, lonely years.