Tura Satana: Amazonian star of Russ Meyer’s cult classic film ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’ This woman had a hell of a life. After being gang-raped in her youth, she trained in martial arts and over the course of her life, exacted revenge on every one of her attackers. “I made a vow to myself that... Read more »
Women box on a roof, 1938, Los Angeles. Likely they were performers for a variety show, but it’s still a great picture. More here:http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/women-boxing-roof-1938/
This is French socialist revolutionary Maria Ginesta, 17 at the time of this picture, one of the most famous of the Spanish Civil War. She served as a reporter and translator, and this picture was almost the only time she took up a gun. She died at the age of 94 in January of this... Read more »
Keiko Fukuda was the only woman to ever be awarded the highest degree black belt in Judo — and she did so in her late 90s. She gave up marriage, she gave up motherhood, she gave up everything for her love of Judo. All this, starting in a time when women didn’t even show their... Read more »
Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.
This is a teaser trailer for possibly the last Ghibli movie for a while, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. Beautiful art style.
Schindler’s Witch | VICE Sweden During the Rwandan genocide, Zula Karuhimbi saved more than 100 people through “sorcery.” Amazing read. (thanks to the one of my many brethren who submitted this!)
The Last Japanese Mermaids For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a s Neat! (NSFW warning: there are naked breasts ahead, and lots of them.)
In my research for rejectedprincesses, I consistently find women described as “the Joan of Arc of X”, where X is a place, ethnicity, religion, what have you. I seriously contemplated writing a python script to scrape the web for various permutations of that phrase, but I’m a bit busy. Luckily, one of my brothers decided... Read more »