Random Related Posts
The 2012 Olympic games were the first to feature women's boxing as an event, and at 17 years old--one of the youngest boxers there--Shields won gold in her weight class. But fame, money, and endorsements did not follow.
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.
Loud, proud, uncompromising: this bold politician helped bring about Title IX, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Equal Rights Amendment - as well as much more.
This Polish nurse sacrificed her safety, her marriage, her very family to save 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.
The Cholita Climbers of Bolivia
These women in top hats and colorful clothes scale mountains in skirts.
When her husband was killed by conquistadors, this native Chilean showed the Spanish what "fight like a woman" really means.
Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest more than any other woman, but almost no-one knows about her.
Mythological Irish princess who was turned into a worm, butterfly, and a pool of water; who induced the strangest pregnancy since Jesus; and who may hold the key to understanding Ireland's history.
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.
One of the greatest painters of the baroque, she revenged herself on her rapist both in the court of law…
The lone survivor of an ill-fated scientific expedition, this Inuit woman persevered for two years on a remote arctic island in order to get money to treat her ill son.
Sold into sexual slavery to Hernan Cortes, this maligned woman became his interpreter, and it was with her words that…
Ludicrously over-accomplished athlete who invented flying ambulances and won the only gold medal ever awarded by the French Academy of Sports for "all sports" - yes, all of them.
Nia Ngao Zhua Pa
This Hmong morality tale shows how to be a good person, but it certainly takes some twists getting there.
When a soldier raped her, this woman tossed him in a well and threw rocks at him until he died.
Muslim sultan who took the throne, defeated Louis IX in battle, ransomed him back to France for 30% of their GDP --- and did it all in secret.
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.
Turned into a revolutionary in middle age, this mother became one of the Philippines most heralded women.
Nanny of the Maroons
Led colony of escaped slaves and protected them from the English using borderline supernatural abilities.
When flying cannibal ghosts kidnapped two women, there was no man that could save them. But there was a woman.