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. :)
18 films by and about women to look forward to in 2016
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Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Sandinista-Run Nicaragua
“We are capable women, we defend our rights, and we are also contributing to justice in our country."
Senior Chief Kachindamoto has worked to eliminate child marriages and sexual initiations of young girls, as well as providing for the education of girls.
Clarifying the language on Two Sprits: round two!
Ever been curious as to the upbringing of Two Spirits in Native American cultures? You should probably read this.
The Women Resurrecting An Ancient Epic of Women Warriors
Uzbeki women are putting on a stage retelling of the tale "Forty Girls" about a teen girl who rejects marriage in favor of hanging out with 40 horsewomen on an island.
When her brother of this fairytale princess decided to marry her, she warded him off by cutting off her own hands. Then she gave birth to a dog. It got weirder after that.
When the most powerful man in the world made plans on her country, she: turned down his marriage proposal, destroyed his armies, and defiled his head so famously that she became legend for centuries thereafter.
This princess held her father to his word in the most unexpected way: by demanding to marry the stupidest man in Korea.
When an oppressive regime threatened her home, this Samoan war goddess took matters into her own hands.
Olympias of Macedon
The much-maligned woman fought tooth and nail to position her son, Alexander, to become "the Great" - and herself in the process.