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The Noblewoman of Shiring.

Aliena of Shiring.

"It did not occur to them that a woman could be dangerous.
How foolish they were."
-Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth. 506 more words

When Men Hate Women.

Lisbeth Salander

"She went around with the attitude that she would rather be
beaten to death than take any s***".
-Steig Larsson, Millenium Trilogy. 

Her Journey has become an international sensation and her secrets have captivated millons; Lisbeth Salander is the girl with the dragon tattoo… 279 more words


Women Behaving Badly.

"When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman 
gives her opinion she's a bitch."

-Bette Davis.

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An Unlikely Heroine.

Catherine Morland.

"No one would have supposed her to be born a heroine."
-Northanger Abbey.

Catherine Morland is perhaps my best loved heroines of Jane Austen. 282 more words


Badass women in literature: Antigone

It’s tough being a woman in classical Greek mythology and literature.   Most female characters fall into two categories.  They can be scary-strong, like Clytemnestra.  This charming woman, along with her lover Aegisthus, murders her husband Agamemnon as soon as he returns home from the Trojan War.    1,039 more words