Just posted: the conclusion to the tale of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, history’s deadliest female sniper! Click here to check it out!
Dungeons, Dragons, and Rejected Princesses
A reader took the Amazon Week illustration from a bit ago and started a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with them as characters. I can die happy now.
18 films by and about women to look forward to in 2016
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In 1985, India widely considered AIDS to be a disease of Western debauchery which would not infect their country. Until Nirmala, as part of her dissertation, took blood samples that tested positive for HIV.
Marie Colvin’s Private War Foreign correspondent Marie Colvin was on the front lines of conflict zones, no matter the physical…
Maggie Gee was one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the military in WW2. After the war, she went on to be a nuclear physicist, because, I'm guessing, her previous job had somehow not been hard enough.
Mekatilili wa Menza
When colonial powers went too far, she rebelled in the most stylish way possible: dancing from town to town. It was surprisingly effective.
Cross-dressing Queen of Thieves who flouted social norms and had plays written about her.
The three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
When flying cannibal ghosts kidnapped two women, there was no man that could save them. But there was a woman.
One of the greatest painters of the baroque, she revenged herself on her rapist both in the court of law…