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Meet the Amazons
We kick off Amazon Week by meeting Worthy of Armor, Don’t Fail, Princess, Battle Cry, and Hot Flanks - and exploring the historical evidence for amazons!
The Women Who Took on the Mafia
The Italian mob had a fatal weakness: its shameful attitude toward women. Once the wives turned on the “family,” it all started tumbling down.
Silent movie stuntwomen
In the early 20th century, people debated whether women were "fit" to drive cars. But the movies accepted women who could drive them, race them, and crash them.
Iraqi national cyclists
"People stare a lot and sometimes they shout, 'Why are you cycling?' ... I say, 'It's none of your business!'"
First Afghan Muppet is a girl promoting womens' rights
The Afghan co-production of Sesame Street, Baghch-e-Simsin, is adding its first local Muppet, Zari, to teach girls (and their parents) about having an education and a career.
When the true king of the Scots came to reclaim the throne, this spirited woman went up against her husband to back her chosen sovereign.
The "panther queen" of the Azna defeated some of the greatest villains of French colonial history through wits, cunning -- and possibly magic.
When her husband was killed in WW2, she sold all their belongings, bought a tank, named it Fighting Girlfriend, and started killing Nazis.
When a firebreathing shapeshifting hippo menaced her people, this shaman faced it down in a magic battle - and then hurled it into space.
When this princess had her life ruined by an unstoppable warrior, she: became a fervent ascetic for years and got a divine boon; killed herself to reincarnate faster; came back as a man; and killed the man who'd wronged her, in the stunning climax of the world's longest epic poem.