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. :)
Pereira invented a surgical glue which may eventually replace the need for sutures and the resulting chance of tearing and infection.
Shaikh campaigns to get more, cleaner, and safer toilets for women to use in India.
50 years before women got the federal right to vote, Esther Morris became America's first female justice of the peace. A contemporary newspaper called her “the terror of all rogues” and said she offered “infinite delight to all lovers of peace and virtue."
Explaining Cultural Appropriation
An erudite pair of 16-year-olds made a history report well worth watching.
In order to save her kids from Boko Hara, she went to extraordinary lengths: including stripping naked and pretending to be crazy.
This Indonesian queen ruled wisely and justly in life, and was deified as the embodiment of all evil after her death. The story of why gets a bit complicated.
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.
When this Spanish merchant went out to pick cabbages, she stumbled upon an unusual kind of pest: a French knight.
The Valiant Ladies of Potosi
Eustaquia de Souza and Ana Lezama de Urinza, two sword-and-gun-toting lesbian teen vigilantes - 17th century Bolivia's answer to Batman.
1920s Afghanistan was a progressive and rapidly-modernizing country in large part to the most powerful, empathic, and maligned queen it had ever seen.