When jailed for being a political dissident, Lin Zhao continued to write anti-Mao screeds using hairpins, bamboo, and her own blood as ink.
Random Related Posts
The daughter of an aboriginal woman and a white man, her race led her to be kidnapped by the Australian government - only for her to escape and walk across the continent to get home... twice.
Instigated a massive "women's war" against British taxation, the effect of which was one part protest movement, one part comedy roast, and one part block party.
Fearsome undefeated samurai warrior who was "a match for any god or demon," and is one of Japan's greatest heroines…
This "untouchable" woman ended decades of abuse by starting a bandit gang and avenging the lower castes. After some time in prison, she got out, ran for parliament, and won.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.
One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the by-the-book Victorian rebel who revolutionized the field of medicine who stood in stark to Mary Seacole's jolly reliance on folk remedies and home comforts.
The greatest ruler of Yemeni history, she defeated her numerous foes to usher the country into its golden age.
When attacked by Native Americans, this pregnant viking bared her chest, brandished a sword, and took them on by herself. And she won.
Recruited widows, orphans, and prostitutes into an all-woman ninja spy group, the largest in Asia at the time.
This single mom developed the field of Mexican archaeology, while fiercely protecting it from the sleazy and opportunistic.