“I will raise both my paralyzed hands and yell with my last breath, ‘Women! Advance! Advance!’”
Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes' uncovered
Historical people: they're just like you and me.
The Feminist Lunch That Broke Boundaries 150 Years Ago
After being denied entry to a dinner honoring Charles Dickens, reporter Jane Croly made her own, supper club, featuring only “risky and outré” unaccompanied women.
Trinidad and Tobago gets its first female president
"I’m sorry guys…make way. We are coming strong and we are moving forward."
The Dahomey Amazons get their own movie!
The inspiration for Black Panther's Dora Milaje get their own movie - starring Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o! Sadly, it's not about the story of Agontime, covered here.
Abigail Disney, Killer Content Partner to Launch Female-Led Level Forward Studio
And they've made a bid for the Weinstein company.
Jewel thief Doris Payne gets her own movie!
Tessa Thompson is to portray one of the most colorful women alive today.
The Rapid Rise and Spectacular Fall of London's Greatest Bonesetter
Hard-living, hard-drinkin’, hardcore: beloved and belittled London Sarah Mapp had one hell of a life, earning both adulation and scorn in her career as a bonesetter.
The Women Who Took on the Mafia
The Italian mob had a fatal weakness: its shameful attitude toward women. Once the wives turned on the “family,” it all started tumbling down.
Medieval Times puts woman in the lead for first time in its history
The new show will incorporate a queen as the head of the kingdom.
Hollywood Women Band Together to Make Anti-Harassment Initiative
In response to the spate of Hollywood sexual harassment scandals, many of the most important women in the industry are joining forces to make Time's Up, an initiative to offer legal protections and assistance to the most vulnerable in Hollywood.
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.
A'isha bint abi Bakr
Independent, bold wife of the Prophet Muhammad, she led armies in the Battle of the Camel and was one of…
Gracia Mendes Nasi
Jewish businesswoman who saved thousands of Jews from the Inquisition by smuggling them out of the country.
When her father died, leaving her lower-class family in debt, this indomitable woman worked tirelessly and became one of history's greatest fossil collectors.
The exiled daughter of a deposed ruler, she could have been a fairytale bridge between worlds - but fairy tales are not real. Benazir, whose name means "without flaw," was anything but.