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.
As an old woman, led an incredibly successful rebellion against British colonialism, known as The War of the Golden Stool,…
Born in a prison cell, this revolutionary financed and led a large chunk of Greece's navy to victory in their fight for independence.
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.
This amateur dancer escaped a life of abuse by pretending to be an Indonesian princess - and eventually became a victim of the maniacal world of espionage.
One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the jolly black businesswoman who swore by folk remedies, in stark contrast to Florence Nightingale's by-the-book Victorian approach to medicine.