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These are women who perhaps should not be held up as models of Christian behavior...but for sheer toughness, strength and nerve and breaking the barriers against women, have my admiration

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One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

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Meet Katrina Hodge, a corporal in the British Army and Miss England 2009. She enlisted back in 2004 after her brother challenged her to and earned the nickname “Combat Barbie” after showing up at her assigned unit wearing false eyelashes, heels and carrying a pink suitcase. In 2005 her unit, the Royal Anglian Regiment, was deployed to Iraq, where she saved the lives of her comrades from a prisoner by wrestling not one, but two rifles from him and then knocking his ass out with her bare…

Chicago’s Police Department’s first female officers, 1913    The starting salary of a policewoman in 1913 was $75 a month, and each officer was assigned an area to patrol—often a beach, park, bus terminal, railroad station, or dancehall. Their duties included protecting girls from unsavory types who might lure them into danger and arresting girls for wearing questionable swimming costumes at the local beaches.

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starfishpaws: “ Chicago’s Police Department’s first female officers, 1913 The starting salary of a policewoman in 1913 was $75 a month, and each officer was assigned an area to patrol—often a beach,...

Badass TV and Movie Heroines - Strong Women in Pop Culture - Marie Claire

Pop Culture's Most Badass Heroines

The Hunger Games is here! To celebrate, we picked out our favorite females from TV, the movies and more who are not to be messed with if you know whats good for you.

"Julie D'Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and bang a nun." via Badass of the Week

Julie D'Aubigny, La Maupin

French opera singer who killed ten men in duels and once snuck into a convent to bang a nun.

Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh, a leader of the Dahomey Amazons (Mino), "a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey..." At the end of the 19th century, the kingdom was conquered by the French, who claimed they were "hesitant" to fight the Amazons. "However...the French army lost several battles to them—not because of French 'hesitation,' but due to the female warriors' skill in battle that was 'the equal of every contemporary body of male elite soldiers from among the colonial powers.'"

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Margaret of Anjou – the White Rose. Wife of Henry VI, she led Lancastrian armies during the War of the Roses, defeating both the Duke of York and the Earl of Warwick. In 1471 she landed at Weymouth expecting to join up with Jasper Tudor, but he was delayed and Margaret's greatly outnumbered forces were beaten. She fled the field on foot carrying her infant son and escaped to Flanders.

Margaret of Anjou – the White Rose. Wife of Henry VI, she led Lancastrian armies during the War of the Roses, defeating both the Duke of York and the Earl of Warwick. In 1471 she landed at Weymouth expecting to join up with Jasper Tudor, but he was delayed and Margaret's greatly outnumbered forces were beaten. She fled the field on foot carrying her infant son and escaped to Flanders.

Nancy Wake (1945).

Nancy Wake (1945).

Women of the Supreme Court

The Women Of The Supreme Court Now Have The Badass Portrait They Deserve

The women of the Supreme Court are the subjects of a new painting unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Monday. ...

In Etruscan society women held status in some parity with men including fighting, their funeral images often show loving couples together, Archaeologists made a false assumption when they found a sealed tomb cut into the rock in Tuscany with a body they called a warrior prince along with ashes of another body, who after DNA analysis was actually a woman, princess.

Oops! Etruscan Warrior Prince Really a Princess

Last month, archaeologists announced a stunning find: a completely sealed tomb cut into the rock in Tuscany, Italy. The untouched tomb held what looked like the body of an Etruscan prince holding a...

Why McCann Dropped a Statue of a ‘Fearless Girl’ Next to Wall Street’s Charging Bull Overnight – Adweek

Why McCann Dropped a Statue of a 'Fearless Girl' Next to Wall Street's Charging Bull Overnight

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Maria Quitéria (1792–1853) was a Brazilian Lieutenant and national heroine. She served in the Brazilian war of independence in 1822–23 dressed as a man. She was promoted to cadet and Lieutenant and decorated with the Imperial order. She has been called "Brazilian Joan of Arc".

Maria Quitéria (1792–1853) was a Brazilian Lieutenant and national heroine. She served in the Brazilian war of independence in 1822–23 dressed as a man. She was promoted to cadet and Lieutenant and decorated with the Imperial order. She has been called "Brazilian Joan of Arc".