The average American woman of today weighs the same as the average American man of the 1960s.
Mihailo Tolotos, a Greek monk who died in October 1938 at the age of 82, was perhaps the only man never to have laid eyes on a woman. Milhailo’s mother died when he was born, and the infant was whisked away the following day to a monastery atop Mount Athos. Tolotos spent the remainder of his life among the monks – completely isolated from female society.
In 2015, Kiran Gandhi ran the London Marathon during her period, without a tampon or a pad and she crossed the finish line with bloody tights. She did so to raise awareness for women, who lack access to feminine hygiene products.
Women are responsible for 90% of modern language changes, with teenage girls historically having been the linguistic innovators.
An Australian news anchor wore the same suit every day for a year to illustrate the fashion double standard for men and women. No one noticed.
Scully from the X-Files contributed to an increase in women pursuing careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement, which became known as “The Scully Effect.”
With Saudi Arabia now allowing women to vote, Vatican City is the only remaining country where women cannot vote.
When trains were introduced in the U.S, many people believed that that “women’s bodies were not designed to go at 50 miles an hour,” and that their “uteruses would fly out of [their] bodies if they were accelerated to that speed.”
Beate Uhse-Rotermund was a stuntwoman and Luftwaffe pilot in WWII, ferrying around planes and jet fighters. After the war she started a mail order business sending out pamphlets teaching young girls about the rhythm method, which became the world’s first sex shop and later a €280 million business.
On October 24 1975, 90% of Iceland’s women refused to work, cook or look after children. Every ten years, on the anniversary of this initial strike, women stop all work to demonstrate their important positions and continue the struggle for equality.