Men? Mountaineer Miriam O’Brien Underhill Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Men – She pioneered and argued for “manless” climbing in a hugely influential 1934 essay. From an essay she wrote: I saw no reason, why women, ipso facto, should be incapable of leading a good climb. They had, as a matter of fact, already done so,... Read more »
Miriam O’Brien Underhill
Random Related Posts
When famine hit Jeju island, where she'd been exiled since birth, this prostitute-turned-businesswoman spent her fortune to feed everyone.
Black, Muslim warrior queen of a tribe of griffin-riding Amazons - and the honest-to-god namesake of California.
This undefeated half-Spaniard fencer was a household name in the 1800s - only to vanish into retirement (and obscurity) when she ran out of people to fight.
Widowed young queen who led a fearsome rebellion against the British with her child tied to her back.
Sword-slinging, opera-singing bisexual rock star of the 17th century - who burnt down a convent to romance a nun and had to be pardoned by the king of France TWICE.
Cross-dressing Queen of Thieves who flouted social norms and had plays written about her.
When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.
This brutal sovereign's reign saw her outlaw clapping, pioneer death by feet-kissing, and design giant weaponized scissors - but are we only getting one side of the story...?
Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)
This leader of the labor movement suffered imprisonment, defamation, and untold misery to battle against forces that most of us just take for granted.
The Mirabal Sisters
When a cruel dictator ruined this Dominican Republic family, these sisters gave their lives to end his.