Khutulun, a Mongolian Princess, insisted that any man who wished to marry her must defeat her in wrestling, forfeiting horses to her if they lost. She gained 10,000 horses defeating prospective suitors.
Chaupadi is a traditional Hindu practice that banishes menstruating women — considered unclean — from the rest of the house. Nepali women are not allowed to touch kitchen utensils, share the same water source, go to school, or sleep inside the home during their periods. Instead, they sleep in huts, animal sheds, caves or even in the open.
In China, women who remain unmarried until their late 20s are given the term “leftover women”.
Women have historically been barred from cooking sushi due to a superstition that their hands are too warm.
35% of Saudi women in prison are there because no male relative will collect them.
In the early 1920s, the Anti-Flirt Club was organized to protect young women and girls who received unwelcome attention from men in automobiles and on street corners.
Fran Capo currently holds the Guinness record as the fastest talking woman in the world — 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds. Here she demonstrates her talent as well as the frenetic personality that unsurprisingly accompanies her unique skills…
NASA engineers once asked Sally Ride if 100 tampons was enough for a 7 day mission.
After Olga of Kiev’s husband got murdered, she went after the culprits and not only obliterated the whole family through ruse and deceit, but also destroyed their city. With pigeons.
The world’s first licensed armless pilot is also the first armless black-belt.