775 confirmed kills represented in this one picture. Female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front, WW2. Not pictured: Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who would have boosted the count to 1083 just by standing there.
This is French socialist revolutionary Maria Ginesta, 17 at the time of this picture, one of the most famous of the Spanish Civil War. She served as a reporter and translator, and this picture was almost the only time she took up a gun. She died at the age of 94 in January of this... Read more »
Schindler’s Witch | VICE Sweden During the Rwandan genocide, Zula Karuhimbi saved more than 100 people through “sorcery.” Amazing read. (thanks to the one of my many brethren who submitted this!)
Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics” – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces. Awesome — and congratulations, Maryam!
An all-female vigilante group wanders rural India, teaching women self defense and confronting abusive husbands.