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Northern Mariana Islands
The island where one woman reigned as a "queen" over 30-odd Japanese soldiers who refused to believe that WWII had ended.
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Brooklyn, New York
Lesbian Herstory Archives
The world's largest collection of materials relating to lesbian history is housed in a Brooklyn townhouse.
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Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California
San Nicolas Island
A stranded woman lived alone on this remote island for 18 years, inspiring the great children's novel "Island of the Blue Dolphins."
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Provincia de Nazca, Peru
Maria Reiche Museum
A museum dedicated to the German scientist who revealed the significance of the mysterious Peruvian Nazca Lines.
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The Intrepid '20s Women Who Formed an All-Female Global Exploration Society
Excluded from the men-only Explorers Club, they established their own group for adventurers.
April 12, 2017
New York, New York
Fearless Girl Statue
Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
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The Victorian Teenage Girl Who Entertained Crowds by Overpowering Men
Lulu Hurst's seemingly supernatural strength made for a compelling night out.
March 30, 2017
The 1920s Women Who Fought For the Right to Travel Under Their Own Names
Being listed as "and wife" in a joint passport was just not going to fly.
March 27, 2017
La Paz, Bolivia
The celebrity luchadores of La Paz are tough ladies in traditional petticoats and braids.
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When Batgirl Saved the Day and Demanded Equal Pay
"Holy act of Congress!"
March 08, 2017
Lady Jane Franklin, the Woman Who Fueled 19th-Century Polar Exploration
Determined and dedicated to the sciences, she dispatched many a vessel to the Arctic.
February 23, 2017
Remembering Nüshu, the 19th-Century Chinese Script Only Women Could Write
This gender-specific practice continues to fade with time.
February 16, 2017
The Improbable Life of the Inventor of the Modern Bra
She was also a pioneering publisher and, later, a princess.
February 15, 2017
Marie Duval, the Pioneering 19th-Century Cartoonist That History Forgot
She's responsible for developing the world of Ally Sloper, one of England's most iconic comic characters.
February 01, 2017
Our Lady of the Rockies
High in the Rockies the third largest statue in the U.S. opens her welcoming arms, and lights up the night sky.
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The Forgotten 'China Girls' Hidden at the Beginning of Old Films
Used as quality control, these haunting images were never meant to be public.
January 30, 2017
How We Forgot the Bobbed Haired Bandit
In the 1920s, the armed robber Celia Cooney unintentionally became a symbol for the women's movement.
January 26, 2017
The Female Space Sculptor Who Designed the Earliest Space and Aviation Helmets
Alice King Chatham's name is attached to some of the world's most pivotal aviation and space experiments.
January 18, 2017
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