History ActionGirl / RealLife

19th Apr '18 7:21:15 PM SinNanna
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** Many YamatoNadeshiko of samurai extraction were expected to ''at least'' know the basics of self defense in case their households were under attack when the samurai and guards were out in the war. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naginata naginata]] was considered especially [[NaginatasAreFeminine well-suited for women]]: its length allowed the Yamato Nadeshiko to keep attackers at bay easily then stab/slash them with the pointy tip.
*** As a bonus, whenever a girl of a samurai family left her home to work in the city, she was given a ''[[KnifeNut tanto]]'' [[KnifeNut dagger]] before her departure. She was expected to use it to commit {{seppuku}} (or better said, ''jigai'') if her honor demanded it, or self-defense.

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** * Many YamatoNadeshiko of samurai extraction were expected to ''at least'' know the basics of self defense in case their households were under attack when the samurai and guards were out in the war. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naginata naginata]] was considered especially [[NaginatasAreFeminine well-suited for women]]: its length allowed the Yamato Nadeshiko to keep attackers at bay easily then stab/slash them with the pointy tip.
*** ** As a bonus, whenever a girl of a samurai family left her home to work in the city, she was given a ''[[KnifeNut tanto]]'' [[KnifeNut dagger]] before her departure. She was expected to use it to commit {{seppuku}} (or better said, ''jigai'') if her honor demanded it, or self-defense.
14th Mar '18 7:19:51 AM annieholmes
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* And what about marine officers? [[https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B9,_%D0%95%D0%B2%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0 Colonel Evdokiya Zavaliy]] aka Frau Schwarzes Tod was the only Soviet female marine officer during WWII. There's a story that during the Siege of Budapest she and her regiment infiltrated the city from the sewers and captured the Nazi headquarters. The German general was so ashamed that the enemy officer was a girl, that he gave her his ceremonial saber.

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* And what about marine officers? [[https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B9,_%D0%95%D0%B2%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0 Colonel Evdokiya Zavaliy]] aka Frau Schwarzes Tod [[note]]''Miss Black Death''[[/note]] was the only Soviet female marine officer during WWII. There's a story that during the Siege of Budapest she and her regiment infiltrated the city from the sewers and captured the Nazi headquarters. The German general was so ashamed that the enemy officer was a girl, that he gave her his ceremonial saber.
6th Aug '17 10:17:31 PM infernape612
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* And what about marine officer? [[https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B9,_%D0%95%D0%B2%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0 colonel Evdokiya Zavaliy]] aka Frau Schwarzes Tod was the only Soviet female marine officer during WWII. There's a story that during Siege of Budapest she and her regiment infiltrated the city from sewers and captured Nazi headquarters. German general was so ashamed that enemy officer was a girl, that he gave her his ceremonial saber.

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* And what about marine officer? officers? [[https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B9,_%D0%95%D0%B2%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0 colonel Colonel Evdokiya Zavaliy]] aka Frau Schwarzes Tod was the only Soviet female marine officer during WWII. There's a story that during the Siege of Budapest she and her regiment infiltrated the city from the sewers and captured the Nazi headquarters. The German general was so ashamed that the enemy officer was a girl, that he gave her his ceremonial saber.
4th Aug '17 2:23:44 PM TriumphantMagician
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* [[https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/trending/two-women-will-be-jousting-against-men-for-the-first-time-in-uk-history/ Nicky Willis and Alix van Zijl]] are two female jousters competing in tournaments all across the United Kingdom.

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* [[https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/trending/two-women-will-be-jousting-against-men-for-the-first-time-in-uk-history/ Nicky Willis and Alix van Zijl]] are two female jousters competing in tournaments all across the United Kingdom.
4th Aug '17 2:23:00 PM TriumphantMagician
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* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/chingshih.html Ching Shih was one of the most badass pirates of all time]]. Best of all, she was able to get away with everything, keep all of her loot and avoid suffering the indignity of a death by hanging.

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* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/chingshih.html Ching Shih was one of the most badass pirates of all time]]. Best of all, Impressively, she was able to get away with everything, keep all of her loot and avoid suffering the indignity of a death by hanging.


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* [[https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/trending/two-women-will-be-jousting-against-men-for-the-first-time-in-uk-history/ Nicky Willis and Alix van Zijl]] are two female jousters competing in tournaments all across the United Kingdom.
2nd Aug '17 9:51:11 PM Andyxdr
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* Fights between female gladiators was a standard gimmick in the games of ancient Rome, and female gladiators nearly always fought topless. {{Fanservice}} is older than we think...



** As pirates go, Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

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** %%** As pirates go, Anne Bonny and Mary Read.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Garibaldi Anita Garibaldi]], [[BattleCouple partner and wife]] of the famous Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi.

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* %%* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Garibaldi Anita Garibaldi]], [[BattleCouple partner and wife]] of the famous Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenau_Simonsdochter_Hasselaer Kenau Hasselaer]], a widowed saleswoman of wood, who fiercely fought the Spaniards at the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Haarlem Siege of Haarlem]]. During the seige, she led [[AmazonBrigade a band of three hundred women]] in battle armed with [[KillItWithFire burning hay]] and [[MakingASplash boiling water]], and provided wood for Dutch ships. She wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty herself; historical accounts often speak of how "[[TheLadette manly]]" she would behave in battle, wielding spears, swords and guns. She had a reputation of being fierce out of battle as well (she had a habit of suing everyone, including the very city she helped defend), and her name "Kenau" has become a slang term for either a [[JerkAss bitchy]] or [[TheLadette manly]] woman in Dutch.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenau_Simonsdochter_Hasselaer Kenau Hasselaer]], a widowed saleswoman of wood, who fiercely fought the Spaniards at the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Haarlem Siege of Haarlem]]. During the seige, she led [[AmazonBrigade a band of three hundred women]] in battle armed with [[KillItWithFire burning hay]] and [[MakingASplash boiling water]], and provided wood for Dutch ships. She wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty herself; historical accounts often speak of how "[[TheLadette manly]]" she would behave in battle, wielding spears, swords and guns. She had a reputation of being fierce out of battle as well (she had a habit of suing everyone, including the very city she helped defend), and her name "Kenau" has become a slang term for either a [[JerkAss bitchy]] bitchy or [[TheLadette manly]] woman in Dutch.



* Grace O'Malley, "The Pirate Queen of Connaught". She got her own page on Website/BadassOfTheWeek.

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* %%* Grace O'Malley, "The Pirate Queen of Connaught". She got her own page on Website/BadassOfTheWeek.



* This article [[http://www.timesofoman.com/innercat.asp?detail=48965 mentions a talented female Nigeran sniper captured in Libya]].

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* %%* This article [[http://www.timesofoman.com/innercat.asp?detail=48965 mentions a talented female Nigeran sniper captured in Libya]].



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannie_Schaft Hannie Schaft]], nicknamed "the girl with the red hair", was a member of the [[LaResistance communist resistance]] during the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] occupation of the Netherlands. She killed many [[LesCollaborateurs informants]] and [[StateSec (secret) policemen]] who worked for the Nazis. Fluent in German, she even [[FemmeFatale maintained relations]] with some soldiers. When one chapter of the communist Council of Resistance [[YouHaveFailedMe murdered a farmer without authorization]] from the higher-ups she [[EvenEvilHasStandards provided the Nazis with files on the killers]], who were [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment arrested, tortured and killed]]. She was captured shortly before the end of the war, and despite an understanding between the occupation forces and the resistance not to kill women, she was executed by firing squad. When the executioner missed, she was said to have replied [[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner "I shoot better than you"]], after which another soldier [[NoKillLikeOverkill sprayed her with bullets]] from his [[MoreDakka submachinegun]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannie_Schaft Hannie Schaft]], nicknamed "the girl with the red hair", was a member of the [[LaResistance communist resistance]] during the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. She killed many [[LesCollaborateurs informants]] and [[StateSec (secret) policemen]] who worked for the Nazis. Fluent in German, she even [[FemmeFatale maintained relations]] with some soldiers. When one chapter of the communist Council of Resistance [[YouHaveFailedMe murdered a farmer without authorization]] from the higher-ups she [[EvenEvilHasStandards provided the Nazis with files on the killers]], killers, who were [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment arrested, tortured and killed]]. She was captured shortly before the end of the war, and despite an understanding between the occupation forces and the resistance not to kill women, she was executed by firing squad. When the executioner missed, she was said to have replied [[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner "I shoot better than you"]], after which another soldier [[NoKillLikeOverkill sprayed her with bullets]] from his [[MoreDakka submachinegun]].submachinegun.



** Looks like we can add [[http://fox21news.com/2015/10/17/third-woman-graduates-from-ranger-school/ Major Lisa Jaster]] to this prestigious group of female soldiers as well.

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** %%** Looks like we can add [[http://fox21news.com/2015/10/17/third-woman-graduates-from-ranger-school/ Major Lisa Jaster]] to this prestigious group of female soldiers as well.
24th Jul '17 11:33:54 AM Andyxdr
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* Really, any woman in the military is an ActionGirl by default. YOU probably know one or two!
23rd Jul '17 8:49:09 PM Andyxdr
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* Obviously, every stuntwoman counts.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenobia Zenobia of Palmyra]].



* Japan has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onna_bugeisha Onna-bugeisha]], girls who embrace {{samurai}} tropes.
** The Kunoichi, the general term for the other side of the spectrum, the female {{Ninja}}.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoe_Gozen Tomoe Gozen]].



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mademoiselle_Maupin Julie d'Aubigny aka "Mademoiselle Maupin]].



* Policewomen, by default.
* Basically, all sportswomen can be considered that, especially soccer, basketball, volleyball, and American football players, particularly if they get very aggressive while playing any of those games.
* We all know one. You know, that girl who's constantly chatting about blowing stuff up, and isn't afraid to jump headfirst into danger. And whenever someone offers her a pointy object, the whole room shrinks back.
** She's probably one of your best friends.
* Any female skydiver. Ever.



* A lot of Israeli women, due to both the country's universal conscription and use of women in combat.
* A lot of women mentioned on the [[http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/ Rejected Princesses]] tumblr page.
* Every woman featured on [[http://thefemalesoldier.com/ The Female Soldier]] website.
2nd Jul '17 3:23:10 PM shonengirl
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* The [[https://www.google.co.jp/amp/www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/female-kurd-soldiers-fighting-isis-8732664.amp Kurds]] of the Middle Eastern Zagros and Taurus mountains have no issue with women fighting, so they have an entire AmazonBirgade to fight against ISIS with the men. But what makes them even more badass is that ISIS believes that those who are killed by women get sent to hell. Yup, these women fight knowing that they just sent a bunch of extremists to hell, and many will in fact be very proud to tell you that.

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* The [[https://www.google.co.jp/amp/www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/female-kurd-soldiers-fighting-isis-8732664.amp Kurds]] of the Middle Eastern Zagros and Taurus mountains have no issue with women fighting, so they have an entire AmazonBirgade AmazonBrigade to fight against ISIS with the men. men, as [[DeathByIrony a giant middle finger]] to the misogynistic fundamentalists. But what makes them even more badass is that rumors go ISIS believes that those who are killed by women get sent to hell. Yup, these women fight knowing that they just humiliated and sent a bunch of extremists to hell, and many will in fact be very proud to tell you that.
2nd Jul '17 4:25:44 AM shonengirl
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* Japanese has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onna_bugeisha Onna-bugeisha]], girls who embrace {{samurai}} tropes.

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* Japanese The [[https://www.google.co.jp/amp/www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/female-kurd-soldiers-fighting-isis-8732664.amp Kurds]] of the Middle Eastern Zagros and Taurus mountains have no issue with women fighting, so they have an entire AmazonBirgade to fight against ISIS with the men. But what makes them even more badass is that ISIS believes that those who are killed by women get sent to hell. Yup, these women fight knowing that they just sent a bunch of extremists to hell, and many will in fact be very proud to tell you that.
* Japan
has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onna_bugeisha Onna-bugeisha]], girls who embrace {{samurai}} tropes.
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