While browsing a book of woman warriors, I came across an entry that stopped me cold. You have to read this.
6 months ago, I started this website as a fun little side project. Now it's taken over my life, I couldn't be happier, and it's thanks to all of you.
Along with her husband, Alexandra Boiko joined Mariya Oktyabrskaya in the "get permission from Stalin to buy her own tank and fight Nazis" club, which was apparently less exclusive than you'd think.
When her son was killed by Taliban militants while defending his outpost, this Afghan mother rounded up her family and continued the defense of his outpost - killing 25 Taliban fighters in the process.
Some stunning pictures, collected from the Library of Congress, of women engineers and mechanics in WWII.
This bullfighter overcame patriarchal attitudes to become, according to many bullfighting aficionados, the greatest torera in history.