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. :)
Li Chi's historiography: totally wack.
How could Li Chi possibly compare herself to a Chinese heroine who was born a century after Li Chi herself? The answer gets complicated.
Not only is she a successful plumber, she started a nonprofit to get girls into technical trades!
Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype
This new collection of fairytales contains many surprisingly emancipated women, as well as more surreal tellings of standby favorites - such as Cinderella using her slippers to recover her beloved from the moon.
Old School Martial Arts
This old-school video of female-led martial arts demonstration is just a joy to watch. Thanks to Ruwani Weerasinghe for sending…
Silent movie stuntwomen
In the early 20th century, people debated whether women were "fit" to drive cars. But the movies accepted women who could drive them, race them, and crash them.
Joan of Arc
The infamous teen girl who helped end the Hundred Years War and save France - but do you know how…
When her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
3rd century Rome had a major woman problem. Her name was Zenobia, and she took over a huge chunk of their empire in her brief and tumultuous career as rebel queen.
The illegitimate daughter of a minor noble, after losing her husband, she became one of the most powerful and fierce women in Italy - commanding troops, insulting Machiavelli, and fighting Cesare Borgia with unmatched ferocity.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.