Tongan women boxing. The first picture is an illustration from the 1800s book Océanie ou cinquième partie du monde, by Grégoire L. Domeny de Rienzi. The second was apparently just a random for-fun boxing match that a traveling photo editor, Andy Isaacson, stumbled upon in 2012. Apparently good traditions never die. :)
The publisher of America's first newspaper by and for women - and someone sadly overshadowed by her more-famous contemporaries.
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After a video of her tackling boys in peewee football at eight years old went viral, Gordon has inspired the creation of the United State's first all-female tackle football league.
Sukeban, the schoolgirl street gangs of '70s Japan
When all-male gangs wouldn't let them join, Japanese schoolgirls started their own. At their peak, the largest (Kanto's Women Delinquent Alliance) was rumored to have 20,000 members.
The Last Japanese Mermaids
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The daughter of an aboriginal woman and a white man, her race led her to be kidnapped by the Australian government - only for her to escape and walk across the continent to get home... twice.
One of the most powerful women in Zulu history, this cursed princess did what was necessary to protect the realm.
Daring journalist who infiltrated insane asylums, exposed slavery rings, and raced around the world in under 80 days.
When this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
Noor Inayat Khan
Pacifist Indian princess who gave up everything of herself to hold the line in occupied Paris during World War 2.