Posts tagged kickass ladies
Posts tagged kickass ladies
Great scene, and based on an actual historical incident in medieval Germany:
When King Conrad III defeated the Duke of Welf (in the year 1140) and placed Weinsberg under siege, the wives of the besieged castle negotiated a surrender which granted them the right to leave with whatever they could carry on their shoulders. The king allowed them that much. Leaving everything else aside, each woman took her own husband on her shoulders and carried him out. When the king’s people saw what was happening, many of them said that that was not what had been meant and wanted to put a stop to it. But the king laughed and accepted the women’s clever trick. “A king” he said, “should always stand by his word.”
Medieval women were BAMFs.
Quick film about Yolanda “La Amorosa”
Indigenous Bolivian luchadora who fights just as hard as the boys, and wants to inspire all women to fight for whatever it is they want.
A sample of the cool ass women of NASA
Maya Angelou doing a little reading in her dressing room before her performance at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Long before she was a poet and writer and the icon we know today, Dr. Angelou was a dancer and singer of folk and calypso songs (she even recorded an album in 1957 called “Miss Calypso”) and appeared in the film “Calypso Heat Wave” that same year. This photo was taken by G. Marshall Wilson, who was a staff photographer at Ebony for 33 years. Photo: Art.com
She is exquisite. Check out her newest book Mom & Me & Mom; she writes about this era in her life. It’s lovely. She’s EVERYTHING. And her younger years reveal how much she had in common with the same Black women who are slandered for not being “respectable" enough today. Read this book. And of course read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings if you haven’t already. ❤
Aiya Van Kooten everyone
When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.
“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.
This is the best story of my life
“Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!!
Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!
This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.
So in summary:
This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.
Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.
Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura in the Star Trek series, fitting an Apollo helmet. With her are likely, from left to right, Ann Whitaker, Carolyn Griner and Mary-Helen Johnston. These three woman were part of the Mercury 13 program. (Retro Space Images / Ed Hengeveld)
Never have I hit reblog so quickly.
This magical thing is magical.
transformativetidbits, you need this on your dash.
I WANT TO BE PRINCESS RUTH BADER GINSBERG SO BAD!
Shakuntala Devi was featured as Google’s doodle for today. And while this is rather nice from a perspective of Feminism, let me tell you what isn’t so nice…
She died earlier this year and I didn’t hear a single peep about it. In fact, I didn’t even know she existed until today because her accomplishments were never taught to us in school. This woman was probably an inspiration to many in the world and she completely smashed the sexist idea that STEM subjects are for men and social ones are for women. In the 1900s, no less.
Yet somehow the news of the deaths of male actors and musicians earlier this year was viewed by our society as worthwhile enough to spread in-person.
This is what feminists are talking about when we say that women and social minorities have been systematically erased from history. If it wasn’t for Google, no one here would have known about Shakuntala Devi and her accomplishments, including myself.
for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
But, remember, women never did anything in history.
I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always