Other responses highlighted women we'd never heard of before, but were delighted to discover.
What was glossed over here is the fact that she was gang-raped for several days after which she came back with her gang and slaughtered the men that raped her, then spent eleven years in jail, became a government official – twice – and was shot to death in 2001 by members of a rival gang.
Other responses blew our minds so hard, we had to go look the person up.
This remind you of anything? “When people ask you what happened here, tell them the north remembers. Tell them winter came for House Frey.”
Some reminded us of details we'd forgotten about our heroes.
We all know Harriet Tubman is a beast, but we probably don’t remember that her skull was crushed, or that she was left without medical attention for two days. This is just a reminder of the suffering our heroes went. through to become who they were…
One person stated what should be the most obvious answer of all.
No disrespect to Taylor Swift, but this is totally true. Each of us, in our own way, is a badder bitch than Taylor Swift.
While she is undeniably a force to be reckoned with, we all have our own hidden well of bad-bitch-assery just waiting to pour forth.
The entire thread was so good, people began calling to make it into a book.
Or a TV series, or a movie. The point is, people need – nay, deserve – a book (or TV show or movie) filled with anecdotes about amazing women.
This thread could have just as easily been about Beyonce, Cardi B, Barbara Streisand, Marilyn Monroe – it doesn’t matter. The point is that women across the ages are amazing, and people love to hear about them.