Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc,” Qiu Jin (秋瑾) a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women.
"In the years leading up to & after the Second World War thousands of women left school at fourteen to work in the bustling factories of London’s East End. Despite long hours, hard & often hazardous work, factory life afforded exciting opportunities for i
The Final Days (German: Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage) is a 2005 German film. A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.
With Maurice Chevalier and Gary Cooper, Men were enthralled by her masculine attire, which belied her unmistakable femininity. Throughout her life, Marlene defied gender boundaries, far ahead of her time in her defiance of expectations.
The Bielski brothers, founding member of the Bielski partisan group that saved more than 1200 Jewish people during the Holocaust. If you're interested in learning more, rent the Daniel Craig movie "Defiance".
Selika Lazevski, a century equestrian was photographed here by Felix Nadar in 1891 in Paris, France. She was an écuyère who performed haute école – which means she was an equestrian who rode high school dressage in French circuses in the century.