Historical Photos of Women Being Complete Badasses


Danuta Danielsson, hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. Her mother was a concentration camp survivor. 1985

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor c. 1941 – 1945

Maud Wagner, the first well-known female tattoo artist in the U.S.  1907

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47.  1990

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York.  October 23, 1917

Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer of the Apollo Project, standing next to the calculation readouts from the code she wrote by hand that was used to take humanity to the moon (the code itself, though plentiful, was much more succinct). 1969

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 1936

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail.  1961

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Jason Donner

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