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Where'd You Go?
I've had some pretty wild depression the past couple years. I'm finally starting to work through it - with art.
Badass female protestor in Macedonia uses riot shield to apply lipstick
A photographer for Reuters covering protests in Macedonia captured a moment to make you smile.
Lydia Pinkham, the first woman to user her image to sell merchandise
In 1879, the Pinkham family started an advertising campaign for Lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound which used a portrait of its creator. Surprising no-one familiar with internet comments, the public responded with jeers and harassment.
Women rejecting marriage proposals in western art history
"The difference between you and the corn is that I’m still going to need this corn during the winter."
In 1938, L.A. woman went to jail for wearing slacks in courtroom
In 1938, L.A. woman went to jail for wearing slacks in courtroom - LA Times Kindergarten teacher Helen Hulick made…
Using her photographic memory, this WW2 spy stole some of the most vital German rocket plans, and suffered a year in concentration camps for it. She died this year.
The Origins of Princess Leia's Hairstyle
The inspiration Princess Leia's iconic bun hairstyle has been traced to Mexican soldadera Clara de la Rocha, who fought in the Mexican Revolution.
The Roaring Girls of Queer London
A great, in depth article covers Shakespeare-era London's ruffians - including RP Moll Cutpurse!
This engineer fixed a flaw in the allies' planes, allowing them to dive just as well as the Germans' - an innovation instrumental to winning the war.
Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest more than any other woman, but almost no-one knows about her.
Machine Gun Grandma
At the time of this 1990 photo, this woman was 106 years old. She is here pictured guarding her home…
When a government magistrate unjustly killed her son, this unassuming middle-aged wife spent years raising an army to topple that same government.
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
Isabel Godin des Odonais
To reunite with her husband, she went on a months-long trek through the jungle -- and was the only survivor.
"Stagecoach" Mary Fields
Pistol-packing, liquor-swigging, 6'2" black postal carrier/babysitter of the Wild West.
Somalia's ballsiest queen, she took power from men either figuratively or literally - by ordering much of the gender castrated.…
When flying cannibal ghosts kidnapped two women, there was no man that could save them. But there was a woman.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.
The "Last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians" (she wasn't) used brains, brawn, and sheer will to carve a place for herself, even as the world was collapsing around her.
Marguerite de la Rocque
Stranded by her cruel relative on an abandoned Canadian island (literally named the Isle of Demons), she survived for two years by hunting animals and eventually made it back to France.
When horse-riding Spaniards invaded, she defied her tribe to befriend one of the abandoned horses, using her new bond to fight off the Spanish.