Women used to duel (topless)
Floral arrangements are serious business.
The greatest weapon against women's suffrage: LOLCats
100 years ago, pictures of cats were used to mock the women's suffrage movement. Cannot imagine that it worked, because they're adorable.
The Tongan Wood King
One of the kings of Tonga was a block of wood. No, really.
Japan's greatest warlord... a woman?
There's a theory going around Japan that could dramatically rewrite their history. It posits that Uesugi Kenshin, one of their greatest warlords, was actually a woman. And there's some pretty compelling evidence.
Dungeons, Dragons, and Rejected Princesses
A reader took the Amazon Week illustration from a bit ago and started a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with them as characters. I can die happy now.
Amazon Week Part 4: Finale
The finale to the "make your own amazon" fanart bonanza! Meet White Clouds, Lover of Literacy, Bad At This, and more!
Amazon Week Part 3!
Amazon Week Continues with Part 3!
Weird history: Charles Stanhope
In September 1777, British inventor Charles Stanhope tested a new fireproofing material by: building a two-story house; inviting over the…
Amazon Week Part 2
Amazon Week continues - meet Red Snow, Thunder Snow, and Sings Off-Key!
Meet the Amazons
We kick off Amazon Week by meeting Worthy of Armor, Don’t Fail, Princess, Battle Cry, and Hot Flanks - and exploring the historical evidence for amazons!
Massively educated princess who started all-female gang of itinerant teachers, who would roam the land and educate unsuspecting passersby.
Destined to be a mere political pawn, this Mongol queen rode into battle while pregnant, united the warring tribes, and was considered to be the second coming of Genghis Khan.
The world's fiercest all-female fighting force, and the incredible legend of how they rescued their deposed queen from slavery in Brazil.
When attacked by Native Americans, this pregnant viking bared her chest, brandished a sword, and took them on by herself. And she won.
She traded a life of privilege for one spent fighting for justice on both literal and political battlefields so tirelessly that even exiling her five times couldn't keep her down.