Okay, just one more Inuit folk tale. Probably the weirdest in the entire book.
An Indian farmer’s daughter disarmed a terrorist leader who broke into her home, attacked him with an axe and shot him dead with his own gun. via The Telegraph If there’s one thing a childhood in Kentucky taught me, it’s to not mess with farmers’ daughters.
Inuit folk tales are fucking weird, man. UPDATE: inquisitive reader bookwyrm1216 found the continuation of the Penis Lake story! Truly, we all owe bookwyrm1216 a great debt.
medievalpoc: crowtoed submitted to medievalpoc: This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage... Read more »
Got Your Back | This American Life This episode of This American Life covers Hamida Gulistani, an amazing woman who advocates for womens’ rights in Afghanistan, despite persistent death threats. Her story is incredible – definitely worth a listen.
Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics” – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces. Awesome — and congratulations, Maryam!
An all-female vigilante group wanders rural India, teaching women self defense and confronting abusive husbands.
medievalpoc: thegreatgadfly: medievalpoc: [more on Xiang Fei] *coughcough* paging rejectedprincesses *coughcough* *sigh* It’s a legend, you ignorant fucks. No one knows whether there is any historical basis whatsoever. And it’s not nearly as glorious a legend as you’d think from looking at that one picture. Oh, she was a real person. If you read the... Read more »
This Little League pitching phenom can throw a 70 MPH fastball and elevated her team to the Little League World Series. Throw like a girl, indeed.