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She caused a riot : 100 unknown women who built cities, sparked revolutions, & massively crushed it
Jewell, Hannah, author.
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Publication Information:
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2018]
Physical Description:
xiii, 300 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict. Well, that's not how it f**king happened. When you hear about a woman who was 100% pure and good, you're probably missing the best chapters in her life's story. Maybe she slept around. Maybe she stole. Maybe she crashed planes. Maybe she got shot, or maybe she shot a bad guy (who probably had it coming.) Maybe she caused a scandal. Maybe she caused a riot... From badass writer Hannah Jewell, She Caused a Riot is an empowering, no-holds-barred look into the epic adventures and dangerous exploits of 100 inspiring women who were too brave, too brilliant, too unconventional, too political, too poor, not ladylike enough and not white enough to be recognized by their shitty contemporaries. From 3rd-century Syrian queen Zenobia to 20th-century Nigerian women's rights activist Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, these are women who gave absolutely zero f**ks, and will inspire a courageous new movement of women to do the same.
Wonderful ancient weirdos: Hatshepsut ; Brigid of Kildare ; Sappho ; Seodeok of Silla ; Khayzuran ; Subh ; Hildegard von Bingen ; Margery Kempe -- Women with impresive kill counts: Artemisia l of Caria ; Æthelfæd ; Ælfthryth ; Zenobia ; Tomoe Gozen ; Sorghaghtani Beki ; Wú Méi ; Kosem Sultan ; Empress Wu ; Laskarina Bouboulina ; Ching Shih -- Women who were geniuses despite the fact that they were girls: Hypatia ; Fatima al-Fihri ; Wang Zhenyi ; Jang-geum ; Artemisia Gentileschi ; Raden Ajeng Kartini ; Emmy Noether ; Nana Asma'u ; Jean Macnamara ; Annie Jump Cannon ; Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin ; Hedy Lamarr ; Louisa Atkinson ; Laura Redden Searing ; Gabriela Brimmer -- Women who wrote dangerous things: Murasaki Shikibu ; Ulayya bint al-Mahda ; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz ; Tarabai Shinde ; Phillis Wheatley ; Nellie Bly ; Elizabeth Hart ; Jovita Idár ; Louise Mack ; Beatrice Potter Webb ; Julia de Burgos ; Marie Chauvet ; Zabel Yesayan ; Mirabal sisters ; Mary Wollstonecraft ; Ida B. Wells-Barnett ; Frances E. W. Harper ; Ethel Payne -- Women who wore trousers and enjoyed terrifying hobbies: Annie Smith Peck ; Jean Batten ; Khutulun ; Pancho Barnes ; Julie d'Aubigny ; Lilian Bland ; Lotfia El Nadi -- Women who fought empires and racists: Queen Nanny of the Maroons ; Njinga of Angola ; Rani Chennamma ; Lakshmibai, Rani of Jhansi ; Yaa Asantewaa ; Jind Kaur ; Lozen ; Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti ; Queen Liliuokalani ; Fanny Cochrane Smith ; Lillian Ngoyi ; Miriam Makeba ; Te Puea Herangi ; Whina Cooper ; Susan La Flesche Picotte ; Sojourner Truth -- Women who knew how to have a good-ass time: Empress Theodora ; Wallada bint al-Mustakfi ; Nell Gwyn ; George Sand ; Lucy Hicks Anderson ; Mercedes de Acosta ; Gladys Bentley ; Coccinelle ; Umm Kulthum ; Josephine Baker -- Women who punched Nazis: Sophie Scholl ; Hannah Arendt ; Noor Inayat Khan ; Nancy Wake ; Dorothy Thompson ; Irena Sendler -- Your new revolutionary role models: Olympe de Gouges ; Policarpa Salavarrieta ; Sofia Perovskaya ; Alexandra Kollontai ; Juana Azurduy ; Rosa Luxemburg ; Constance Markievicz ; Luisa Moreno ; Jayaben Desai.
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