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'lo. I'm Nathalie. I'm 26. FYI, I am full on-semi-hiatusing because life is getting busy and I needed it.

Posts tagged woman is a BAMF

Aug 10 '14

lil-reina:

nomorethumbs:

Peggy Oki, Queen of the Z-Boys.
The only female to grace the Zephyr skate team.

MY HEART

Jul 27 '14

dealanexmachina:

Conversation with Badass Women: Yvonne Strahovski, Retta, Missy Peregrym, Jennifer Morrison,  Ming Na Wen, and Sophie Turner.

Jul 4 '14

cookienun:

mooseham:

That and she broke her spine and was disabled for most of her life.

^ thank you I was about to point that out

(Source: theskiesabovelife)

Jun 14 '14
rkirkman:

tarteauxfraises:

kendrajbean:

In the mid-1930s, an Australian journalist visited Germany to report on the rise of fascism and interview Adolf Hitler. The atrocities she saw there, which included the public beating of Jews, forever changed the course of her young life. Nancy Wake, who died Sunday at age 98, would spend World War II fighting Nazism tooth and nail, saving thousands of Allied lives, winding up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and ultimately receiving more decorations than any other servicewoman.
Wake made her way from Spain to Britain, where she convinced special agents to train her as a spy and guerilla operative. In April 1944 she parachuted into France to coordinate attacks on German troops and installations prior to the D-Day invasion, leading a band of 7,000 resistance fighters. In order to earn the esteem of the men under her command, she reportedly challenged them to drinking contests and would inevitably drink them under the table. But her fierceness alone may have won her enough respect: During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a woman who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. (via)



Nancy Wake has been a hero of mine for ages, a phenomenal woman

rkirkman:

tarteauxfraises:

kendrajbean:

In the mid-1930s, an Australian journalist visited Germany to report on the rise of fascism and interview Adolf Hitler. The atrocities she saw there, which included the public beating of Jews, forever changed the course of her young life. Nancy Wake, who died Sunday at age 98, would spend World War II fighting Nazism tooth and nail, saving thousands of Allied lives, winding up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and ultimately receiving more decorations than any other servicewoman.

Wake made her way from Spain to Britain, where she convinced special agents to train her as a spy and guerilla operative. In April 1944 she parachuted into France to coordinate attacks on German troops and installations prior to the D-Day invasion, leading a band of 7,000 resistance fighters. In order to earn the esteem of the men under her command, she reportedly challenged them to drinking contests and would inevitably drink them under the table. But her fierceness alone may have won her enough respect: During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a woman who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. (via)

Nancy Wake has been a hero of mine for ages, a phenomenal woman

Jun 12 '14

beautiesofafrique:

Happy Africa day part 2 (African Queens)

1. Queen Nefertiti of Kemet (Egypt)

2. Queen Yaa Asantewaa of Ashanti (Ghana)

3. Makeda (Queen of Sheba) from Ethiopia

4. Queen Nzinga of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of Mbundu (Angola and Congo)

5. Queen Nandi of Zulu (South Africa)

6. Queen Amina of Zaria (Nigeria)

7. Queen Tiye of Kemet (Egypt)

8. Empress Menen of Ethiopia

9. Queen Mbuya (Grandmother) Nehanda of Zimbabwe

10. Queen Hatshepsut of Kemet (Eygpt)- The first woman in recorded history to preside over a nation

Jun 6 '14
because females are more loyal and aggressive when it comes to protecting their families.

(Source: ackermanlevi)

May 11 '14

ceevee5:

blvcknvy:

Licia Ronzulli, member of the European Parliament, has been taking her daughter Vittoria to the Parliament sessions for two years now.

Every time this is on my dash, it’s an automatic reblog.

Apr 19 '14

howtofightwrite:

deepredroom:

A reminder that “male” armour usually works just as well with female bodies. If you’re trying to design something practical, useful and historical looking (or even just something the follows the laws of physics), never ever put in boob cups. Aside from the fact they give the armour a sort of “focus point” for swords, falling down on them would send the shock right into the sternum. Regular plate armour leaves enough space between the chest for small to medium sized boobs anyway. But say the girl underneath is a buxom lass, you can still avoid that cleavage, boob cup shape while leaving enough space for her melons.

But aside from plate, things like the top picture, chainmail and all sorts of leather armour are unisex. I know you might be thinking that the feminine thing to do when designing a female warrior is to show off a bit of thigh or neck or cleavage or something, but really, understand that if the goal of that armour is to protect completely, putting an obvious gap in it is a terrible idea and she’ll surely get stabbed very quickly.

And don’t feed me the “it’s magic, I don’t got to explain shit” line. Bollox. Magic armour and forcefields need to make some sense too. Show me something that LOOKS like it’s generating a barrier over the character instead of just saying “Oh the G-string of Invulnerability is just as good as wearing full plate anyway”. If that’s the case, everyone would wear it. And why can’t they just tie it around their belt? Make me believe that your magic armour and spells have logic to them. If not, please don’t play your world straight. I’m all for super stylised designs as long as they’re sold as such, but if you’re trying to make a world that feels real enough for people to believe and get immersed in, think this stuff out. If you’ve designed someone with sparse, gapped armour that shows skin, give your character a reason to wear it.

This showed up on my crawl while I was packing up (and getting ready to carry) another load of comic books. Figured some of you might like it. We need more recognition for women warriors and a better focus on practical gear for them in fiction. If there’s one thing that really hurts a female character’s believability, its the lack of appropriate dress sense and gear. It’s nice to want to have it all, but sometimes we’ve got to make sacrifices for common sense.

-Michi

Mar 26 '14
resized:

youre-bey0nd-beautiful:

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

this is too thug not to reblog

That’s not all they do - they’ve got more information on their website. 
What else they do that is awesome:
Stop child marriages
Persuade families to educate girl-child
Train women in self-defense
Oppose corruption in administration
Create awareness about the evils of dowry
Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
Publicly shame molesters
Encourage women to become financially independent

resized:

youre-bey0nd-beautiful:

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

this is too thug not to reblog

That’s not all they do - they’ve got more information on their website

What else they do that is awesome:

  • Stop child marriages
  • Persuade families to educate girl-child
  • Train women in self-defense
  • Oppose corruption in administration
  • Create awareness about the evils of dowry
  • Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
  • Publicly shame molesters
  • Encourage women to become financially independent
Mar 14 '14

morallydubiousprincess:

life-is-splendid:

ladies using swords (◡‿◡✿)

ladies using guns (◕‿◕✿)

ladies taking revenge (⊙‿⊙✿)

badass ladies (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

ladies winning through manipulation (◡‿◡✿)

ladies using social skills and political knowlegede (◕‿◕✿)

ladies using their emotional power as a weapon (⊙‿⊙✿)

ladies being badass in both physical and non-physical ways (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

(Source: leslieeknopes)