In 1943 hundreds of Aryan women gathered in Berlin to protest the mass arrest and consequent imprisonment of their Jewish husbands by the Gestapo. Following a week of protesting, night and day, they won their husbands’ freedom.
In 1998, Serena and Venus Williams said they could beat any man ranked 200 or worse in a game of tennis. Karsten Braasch, ranked 203, accepted the challenge and easily beat them, 6-1, 6-2.
An overweight and middle-aged woman overpowered and killed, with her bare hands, a hitman her husband had hired to kill her.
A Danish company is in the process of designing a female urinal to make urinating easier and more sanitary for women.
On 5 April 2010 there were four women in space at the same time, the largest female gathering off planet to that point.
A Dutch woman called her ex-boyfriend 65,000 times in one year.
Today, the computer programming field is dominated by men. But that wasn’t always the case. In fact, as late as the 1960s, many people perceived computer programming as a natural career choice for savvy young women.
The NFL’s use of pink is a marketing ploy to attract female viewers and hardly any money goes to cancer research.
In 2004 Volvo introduced a concept car that was built for women without a hood and dent-resistant bumpers.
A woman named Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) was the first to attempt a journey around the world in 80 days inspired by the Jules Verne book. She did it in 72 days, 6 hours, and 11 minutes – a world record. She also pretended to be insane to get herself admitted to Blackwell Island (an insane asylum for women) to write an exposé on the horrible conditions there. Her write up was so explosive that it actually led to a reformation of the policies at the asylum and a huge increase in funding for care of the mentally ill.