“Men want to beat me. I play men, six, seven hours a day. Men… they do not beat me.”
Masako “Katsy” Katsura
Random Related Posts
Marie Colvin’s Private War Foreign correspondent Marie Colvin was on the front lines of conflict zones, no matter the physical…
Mexican teenage sisters form awesome metal band
Three sisters - ages 9, 12, and 14 - show that girls really know how to rock.
Maeve O'Rourke served as the only lawyer for the group Justce for Magdalenes, presenting information to the United Nations which compelled Ireland to finally investigate the Magdalene laundries.
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.
Canadian currency will now feature its first Canadian woman
Civil rights icon Viola Desmond is often compared to Rosa Parks, for refusing to take a lesser seat based on racial discrimination laws.
The next Doctor Who: a woman
In case you missed it, Dr. Who fans got some awesome news over the weekend.
After tying for bronze in the women's 100 meter backstroke, Fu became an internet sensation for her adorable reactions and interviews.
This bullfighter overcame patriarchal attitudes to become, according to many bullfighting aficionados, the greatest torera in history.
The revival of the Inuit face tattoo
Inuit facial tattoos were forbidden for a century. Now some Inuit women are bringing them back.
She was the first British woman outside London to get a pilot's license, and one of the first to join the Air Transport Auxiliary.
Mexico's infamous "weeping ghost" has many incarnations: a jilted widow, a slave princess, a milk addict, a coffee bag, and a pair of panties.
The three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
She traded a life of privilege for one spent fighting for justice on both literal and political battlefields so tirelessly that even exiling her five times couldn't keep her down.
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.
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.
The Night Witches
This all-female civilian volunteer unit of the WW2 Soviet military overcame a lack of training, equipment, and faith to pull off one of the greatest underdog feats in human history and in so doing become Germany's worst nightmare.
The first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
This Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
Annie Jump Cannon
This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
This unassuming middle-aged woman became one of Britain's most notorious terrorists in her unyielding quest to win women the right to vote.