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Herstory: Women of the Past

World History
428.6k views16 Bold Women In History Who Seduced Their Way To PowerHistory often remembers women who seduced their way to power as so-called "bad girls." These intriguing women disregarded the rule...
Historical Figures
95.3k viewsThe Greatest Warrior Queens In HistoryDespite millennia of male oppression, women have always managed to emerge in leadership roles, from queens who ruled without a kin...
Lifestyle
8.6k views10 Clever Ways Women Influenced Politics Before Getting The Right To VoteWomen may not have always had the right to vote, but that doesn't mean they didn't wield any political influence prior to the 19th...
Historical Figures
228.5k viewsHistory's Most Fascinating Female AssassinsWe tend to think of assassins as being men, but there were plenty of historical assassins who were women. Women throughout history...
History
377.6k viewsThe Insane Untold Story Of The Most Badass Woman In American HistoryAll western schoolchildren have heard of Sacagawea, and even more know the story of Pocahontas either from class or the Disney mov...
Feminism
865 votersWho Is The Toughest Female Warrior In History?When it comes to pitting warriors against each other on the battlefield, it's common to think of men. Yet there have been countles...
Lifestyle
198.8k viewsHeroines Of The Wild West You Wouldn't Want To Mess WithWhen you think of the stereotypical Wild West individual, what comes to mind? Does your mind conjure images of dirty, gruff men as...
Lifestyle
3.2k viewsThese Womens Rights Activists Trained As Blackbelts To Beat Up CopsSuffragettes around the world endured a lot; they had to fight hard for the right to vote. Did you know that suffragettes fighting...
History
55k viewsFrom Queen Of France To Homeless Beggar: The Rise And Catastrophic Downfall Of Marie De MediciFrance was a country torn apart by years of religious and civil wars when Marie de Medici married King Henri IV in 1600. It was on...
Feminism
1.1m viewsThe Women Behind the Worst Men in HistoryThere's an old saying that goes: "Behind every great man, there's an even better woman." This statement, however, also rings true ...
Lifestyle
209k views28 Female War Heroes You've Never Heard AboutWomen war heroes prove that bravery and endurance are not reserved for male military personnel. Many women have served on the fron...
Old Stuff
1.6k votersRare Photos of Unique Women Throughout HistoryCaptured below are images depicting women throughout different eras of history. As a group obstructed by sexism over many centurie...
Culture
74.8k views13 Famous Historical Women Who Married Guys Way Younger Than ThemEven in modern times, women who choose younger men as partners get vilified, while old dudes who do the same are given props (see ...
Feminism
33.5k viewsUnbelievable Yet True Justifications Men Used To Keep Women From VotingWhat were some of the justifications for denying women the right to vote? Among some of the ridiculous reasons why women weren't a...
Lifestyle
66k views22 Amazing Photos Of Badass Women During The Great DepressionSome of the most famous images of all time come from Dorothea Lange's photo series depicting women during the Great Depression. Us...
Culture
92.6k views12 Times Women Disguised As Men Made HistoryIt’s a man’s world, or so the old saying goes. Though women in history haven’t always been able to fight in wars, publish books, o...
Feminism
15.3k views13 Heroic American Women Of War Who Deserve RecognitionFor most of US history, it's been against the rules for women to fight in wars, but that didn't stop them from trying. While regul...
History
12.7k viewsThe Fascinating Evolution Of Feminist Waves Throughout HistoryThough it doesn't create the most representative picture of what can broadly be described as the women's movement, it can be helpf...
Lifestyle
515 votersPolitical Wives Who Overshadowed Their HusbandsWomen who have overshadowed their politician husbands include some of the greatest women in political history as well as some of t...
Culture
16.2k viewsWhen Imperial Japan Let 5 Women Leave The Country For The First Time, The World Was Never The SameDuring the 17th century, the third shôgun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, isolated Japan from the rest of the world because he feared outside i...