In case you missed it, a nuclear scientist won the Miss USA pageant two weeks ago.
Random Related Posts
When the Portuguese took the throne from her, this Angolan queen made a new one: out of her own servant. She then fled to the jungle, conquered a tribe of cannibals, and waged war on the Portuguese for so long that they gave up and left.
Ida B. Wells
One of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.
In fighting the bias of the caste system to spread education, this woman brought knowledge to girls across India.
The "panther queen" of the Azna defeated some of the greatest villains of French colonial history through wits, cunning -- and possibly magic.
One of the most famous women in American history, this hyper-capable Shoshone woman walked across America with a baby strapped to her back, in order to map it.
One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the jolly black businesswoman who swore by folk remedies, in stark contrast to Florence Nightingale's by-the-book Victorian approach to medicine.
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.
History's first computer programmer, who invented algorithms for the first computer - which didn't even exist during her lifetime, so…
When terrorists hijacked her plane, she gave her life to save it, becoming the youngest recipient of India's highest honor.
When a neighboring tribe threatened the Yoruba, this queen went undercover as a spy to find their weakness.