The hidden history of women in American spycraft

These women are fighting sexism and keeping the nation safe at one of the oldest boys’ clubs in the country.

Far from the “honey pot”-style seduction experts portrayed in Hollywood movies, the women in the CIA have worked in the highest and most difficult roles as an integral part of the agency for many years – but still have to fight perceptions that they are less capable than their male counterparts.

“Women in intelligence is not new. We’ve always been important, and there’s nothing strange with us wanting to do this role.”

(this article mentions women back to 1776, including one of my favorite spies: Virginia Hall, WW2 espionage specialist, and her prosthetic leg, Cuthbert!)