Random Related Posts
50 years after she won a judo championship while posing as a man, she finally got the gold medal owed to her.
State of the Project
A lot of the work going into RP this month hasn't been super visible. Here's what I've been up to.
When she found that cases of elevated lead levels had doubled, she warned the community.
In areas of Mexico unsafe for women, a female vigilante calling herself Diana has begun striking terror into the hearts of bus drivers. A disturbing story.
After Indian soldiers killed ten civilians, Sharmila began a hunger strike to demand the government repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. After sixteen years she finally ended her strike to enter politics.
Female High School quarterback throws 1st-ever touchdown pass
16-year-old high school junior Holly Neher became the first female quarterback in her school, and possibly all of Florida, to throw a touchdown pass.
Susan la Flesche Picotte
The first Native American medical doctor endured back-breaking labor, years spent alone, and institutional racism to better the lives of her people.
More women than men found buried at Stonehenge
A recent excavation of corpses at Stonehenge found more women than men, suggesting the civilizations who buried them might have had more women in positions of power than supposed.
Rejected Princesses' 1 Year Anniversary
Today’s the one year anniversary of Rejected Princesses. Thanks to all of you for being here for it.
Tamar of Georgia
Saint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation's borders, and ushered in a golden age.
This Native American clan mother brought together 5 tribes under the Haudenosaunee Confederacy - and helped make the document that inspired the United States Constitution.
Christine de Pizan
When her husband unexpectedly died, she rolled up her sleeves and became one of the greatest authors of the age to keep food on the table. She wrote passionate defenses of her gender (and military treatises!) that were centuries ahead of their time.
The first European woman to end up in New Zealand, Charlotte Badger was part pirate, part adopted Maori, and part mom. Which part is which is somewhat lost to history.
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.
When invaders threatened her island home, she declared herself a living god, raised an army, and fought them tooth, nail, and occasional grenade.
This phony Asian royalty fooled rural England for some time - but the truth she was hiding was far darker.
When her beloved college of history was bombed by the Germans, this woman began a dark path that would see her become history's deadliest female sniper -- and one of Eleanor Roosevelt's best friends.
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.
When a government magistrate unjustly killed her son, this unassuming middle-aged wife spent years raising an army to topple that same government.
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.