In the 60s, an Italian woman was abducted and raped - and then pressured to marry her rapist. She instead took him to court and got him tossed into jail.
Uzbeki women are putting on a stage retelling of the tale "Forty Girls" about a teen girl who rejects marriage in favor of hanging out with 40 horsewomen on an island.
She organized the Club From Nowhere - a collection of chefs who helped the effort in anonymity, to avoid reprisals in their personal and professional lives.
A Twitter thread hellbent on identifying the only woman at a 1971 whale biology conference took a couple (great) turns.
Civil rights icon Viola Desmond is often compared to Rosa Parks, for refusing to take a lesser seat based on racial discrimination laws.