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100 Nasty Women of History
These are the badass women of history who were deemed too shocking, too provocative, too groundbreaking and, yes, too nasty for their times.
When you learn about (the very few) women in history, it's hard not to wonder: why do they seem so prim and proper? The truth is, (mostly male) historians keep glossing over the real details, or leaving out the women who threatened their idea of what a woman should be like.
But fret not, former Buzzfeed senior writer and Washington Post pop culture host Hannah Jewell has got you covered. In 100 Nasty Women of History, Hannah will give you the real lowdown on incredible women history has forgotten, including:
Aethelflaed, who fought off Vikings at her wedding
Ching Shih, a swashbuckling pirate known as 'The Terror of South China'
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who fought racism with the point of her pen
Lilian Bland, who built her own plane and flew it
Rani Chennamma, who was a (literal) queen and went to war with the British
Nell Gwynn, one of the greatest women behind the throne in English history
Coccinelle, the first known trans woman to be legally married in France
Noor Inayat Khan, who may have literally punched Nazis
And that's just eight of them.
So if you think that Nasty Women are a new thing, think again. They've always been around - you just haven't always heard of them. It's time to get learning.
These are the 100 Nasty Women of History who gave zero f*cks whatsoever. These are the 100 Nasty Women of History whom everyone needs to know about, right now.
Author: Hannah Jewell
Brand: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 448 pages
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