Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan. We have a chapter about her story in Half the Sky. || One of my role models.
This brings up some good points but it's slightly incorrect. Women aren't considered brave for randomly hitting a man but men are considered weak of they're hit by a woman. That skewed thinking is why female on male domestic abuse isn't taken seriously like it should be.
"The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody’s interested in somebody who’s just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing — there is no latest thing. It’s all rubbish.” Vivienne Westwood
Hypatia of Alexandria mathematician Platonist school Neoplatonism and (surprise, surprise) murdered by a Christian mob. "A female genius? Oh, we can't have dangerous lunatics like that, going about enlightening people!
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Kathrine Switzer marathon. First woman to break the barrier & run in the Boston marathon. It took another 5 years before woman were allowed to run. 1967. These photos are when she was being attacked by an official.