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Katniss Everdeen, a New Type of Woman Warrior

Gallery: International Women's Day: 3,000 years of warrior women

"International Women's Day: 3,000 years of warrior women – gallery International Women's Day marks the publication of Warrior Women: 3,000 Years of Courage and Heroism, a guide to history's heroines, from Joan of Arc to Lieutenant Colonel Martha McSally. Take a look at some of the brightest, bloodiest and best."

All things Mexico.“La Adelita” came to be an archetype of a woman warrior in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. An Adelita was a soldadera, or woman soldier, who not only cooked and cared for the wounded but also actually fought in battles against Mexican government forces. In time the word adelita was used for all the soldaderas, who became a vital force in the revolutionary war efforts. The term La Adelita has since come to signify a woman of strength and courage.

Women Warriors - photo series by E. Katie Holm: Jemima Nicholas, Wales, 1755 – 1832 During the Napoleonic Wars, France attempted one last invasion of England. The fleet was blown off course and landed in Fishguard, Wales. The Welsh soldiers were out of town on a military campaign, so Jemima organized the town women in a rouse that helped to defeat the French troops. She single-handedly captured 12 soldiers with nothing more than a pitchfork."

A great woman…

This is what a life looks like when it is directed based on curiosity and passion, rather than on self-preoccupation, narcissistic display and the unending need for the approval of others. A rare woman, and a worthy role model for both girls and boys.