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I'll see your Simo and raise you a Ludmilla

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That was quite possibly the greatest thing ever.
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Adolescent teens?

At least they think they are.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Selenae wrote:

Amelia Earhart. First female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

EDIT: Not quite what the OP is looking for. Hm. I'll edit this when I find someone more suitable...


Boudicea?
Joan of Arc?
Hippolyta (not sure since she's from back before Thuycides tried to get historians to keep their histories straight and evidence based)

or... any of these ladies.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?search=1&tag=Women


I quote from same (note many of these are legends or characters from movies or novels. HOWEVER, most are not):

Grace O'Malley - The Pirate Queen of Connaught.

Jacqueline Cochran - The most accomplished female pilot in history.

Genevieve de Galard - The Angel of Dien Bien Phu.

Princess Pingyang - 20 year old woman leads an army of peasants against the Emperor of China.

Jeanne Hachette - Teenage girl who defended her city walls with a hatchet.

Khawla bint al-Azwar - Warrior heroine of the Islamic Conquest.

Jennifer Musa - The Irish Queen of Balochistan.

Matilda of Canossa - Italian warrior-princess who served as the Pope's personal bodyguard.

Elizabeth Bathory - The Blood Countess of Transylvania, and basis for the Dracula/vampire myth.

Anna Yegorova - WWII Sturmovik pilot and Heroine of the Soviet Union.

Flora Sandes - The only British woman to serve in combat in WWI.

Rani Lakshmibai - Sword-swinging heroine of the 1857 Indian Rebellion against England.

Hervor - Viking shield-maiden and wielder of the magical sword Tyrfing.

Lydia Litvyak - The highest-scoring female fighter ace ever.

Tomyris - Warrior-queen of the Massegetae who defeated the most powerful Emperor of the ancient world.

Caterina Sforza - Crazy medieval tyrant who subjected her foes to ruthless tortures.

Rukhsana Kauser - 18 year-old Indian farmgirl takes on six terrorists armed with AK-47s.

Marie Curie - Invented the science behind chemotherapy and nuclear warfare.

Juliane Koepcke - 17 year old German girl survives a horrific plane crash and escapes the Amazon rain forest.

Amelia Earhart - America's most famous aviatrix.

Blenda - A young Swedish girl slaughters an entire army of marauding Vikings.

Isabella of France - The British Queen who deposed and executed the King.

Hannah Duston - Frontierswoman escapes from her captors by killing them all with an axe.

Mai Bhago - Sikh warrior-saint led a group of deserters to bloody redemption.

Harriet Tubman - Fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad.

Cloelia the Hostage - Heroine of the Roman Republic led a group of captive women to freedom.

Agustina de Aragón - Known as "The Spanish Joan of Arc", this lady helped keep the French from occupying Saragossa during the Napoleonic Age.

Anne Bonny - A pirate with breasts. And balls.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko - Female Russian sniper with a dickload of confirmed kills.

Joan of Arc - The French Joan of Arc.

Leigh Ann Hester - American MP who was the first woman to earn a silver star since WWII.

Ching Shih - A female pirate in charge of a fleet so powerful it kicked the shit out of the Chinese Imperial Navy.

The Baroness - Female criminal mastermind, bane to GI Joes.

Susan Kuhnhausen - Even a hitman with a claw hammer couldn't shake this woman's focus.

Larcena Pennington - This chick made the Oregon Trail her bitch.

Skuld - Ancient Norse necromancer chick who summoned an army of Viking Zombies.

Running Eagle - History's only female war chief.

Anna Comnena - One of the best and most complete sources of historical documentation during the Byzantine Era came from a woman who wasn't supposed to even know how to read.

The Asiatic Honey Bee - Psychotic little bees that kill gigantic evil wasps with no problem.

Ellen Ripley - The most kickass chick to ever fry a horde of aliens with a blowtorch.

The Bride - A one-woman wrecking crew of limb-severing violence.

Sarah Connor - The toughest, most no-nonsense asskicking female action hero of all time.

Julie D'Aubigny - French opera singer who killed ten men in duels and once snuck into a convent to bang a nun.

Marie Colvin - Fearless war correspondent who spent a 30-year career embedding herself in every war-torn hellhole on Earth.

Fredegund - The Middle Ages' most bloodthirsty and ruthless queen.

Kim Campbell - A-10 pilot who brought her plane home despite insane amounts of damage.

Dahomey Amazons - The only full-time all-female combat arms military unit in modern history.

Hawa Abdi - 65 year-old Somali gynecologist who saved thousands of lives and fought off local militias for 30 years.

Stagecoach Mary - Hard-drinking, hard-fighting Old West mail carrier.

Milunka Savic - The most decorated female soldier in military history.

Violette Morris - Professional race car driver, national champion in 20 sports, Olympic Gold Medal shot put and discus thrower, hated enemy of the French Resistance.

Edith Garrud - The militant Suffragette who judo flipped cops.

Nancy Wake - The most decorated Allied servicewoman of World War II.

Mary E. Walker - The only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.

The White Tights - A mysterious, possibly-mythical band of women snipers who have made life miserable for the Russians for decades.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya - When Nazis killed her husband, she bought a tank.
- See more at: http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?search=1&tag=Women#sthash.LDyihVvj.dpuf



One semi random Sample:

Nancy Wake (The Most Decorated Allied Servicewoman of WW II )
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=27450552861


That is a seriously terrific list!
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puellapeanut wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Selenae wrote:

Amelia Earhart. First female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

EDIT: Not quite what the OP is looking for. Hm. I'll edit this when I find someone more suitable...


Boudicea?
Joan of Arc?
Hippolyta (not sure since she's from back before Thuycides tried to get historians to keep their histories straight and evidence based)

or... any of these ladies.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?search=1&tag=Women


I quote from same (note many of these are legends or characters from movies or novels. HOWEVER, most are not):

Grace O'Malley - The Pirate Queen of Connaught.

Jacqueline Cochran - The most accomplished female pilot in history.

Genevieve de Galard - The Angel of Dien Bien Phu.

Princess Pingyang - 20 year old woman leads an army of peasants against the Emperor of China.

Jeanne Hachette - Teenage girl who defended her city walls with a hatchet.

Khawla bint al-Azwar - Warrior heroine of the Islamic Conquest.

Jennifer Musa - The Irish Queen of Balochistan.

Matilda of Canossa - Italian warrior-princess who served as the Pope's personal bodyguard.

Elizabeth Bathory - The Blood Countess of Transylvania, and basis for the Dracula/vampire myth.

Anna Yegorova - WWII Sturmovik pilot and Heroine of the Soviet Union.

Flora Sandes - The only British woman to serve in combat in WWI.

Rani Lakshmibai - Sword-swinging heroine of the 1857 Indian Rebellion against England.

Hervor - Viking shield-maiden and wielder of the magical sword Tyrfing.

Lydia Litvyak - The highest-scoring female fighter ace ever.

Tomyris - Warrior-queen of the Massegetae who defeated the most powerful Emperor of the ancient world.

Caterina Sforza - Crazy medieval tyrant who subjected her foes to ruthless tortures.

Rukhsana Kauser - 18 year-old Indian farmgirl takes on six terrorists armed with AK-47s.

Marie Curie - Invented the science behind chemotherapy and nuclear warfare.

Juliane Koepcke - 17 year old German girl survives a horrific plane crash and escapes the Amazon rain forest.

Amelia Earhart - America's most famous aviatrix.

Blenda - A young Swedish girl slaughters an entire army of marauding Vikings.

Isabella of France - The British Queen who deposed and executed the King.

Hannah Duston - Frontierswoman escapes from her captors by killing them all with an axe.

Mai Bhago - Sikh warrior-saint led a group of deserters to bloody redemption.

Harriet Tubman - Fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad.

Cloelia the Hostage - Heroine of the Roman Republic led a group of captive women to freedom.

Agustina de Aragón - Known as "The Spanish Joan of Arc", this lady helped keep the French from occupying Saragossa during the Napoleonic Age.

Anne Bonny - A pirate with breasts. And balls.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko - Female Russian sniper with a dickload of confirmed kills.

Joan of Arc - The French Joan of Arc.

Leigh Ann Hester - American MP who was the first woman to earn a silver star since WWII.

Ching Shih - A female pirate in charge of a fleet so powerful it kicked the shit out of the Chinese Imperial Navy.

The Baroness - Female criminal mastermind, bane to GI Joes.

Susan Kuhnhausen - Even a hitman with a claw hammer couldn't shake this woman's focus.

Larcena Pennington - This chick made the Oregon Trail her bitch.

Skuld - Ancient Norse necromancer chick who summoned an army of Viking Zombies.

Running Eagle - History's only female war chief.

Anna Comnena - One of the best and most complete sources of historical documentation during the Byzantine Era came from a woman who wasn't supposed to even know how to read.

The Asiatic Honey Bee - Psychotic little bees that kill gigantic evil wasps with no problem.

Ellen Ripley - The most kickass chick to ever fry a horde of aliens with a blowtorch.

The Bride - A one-woman wrecking crew of limb-severing violence.

Sarah Connor - The toughest, most no-nonsense asskicking female action hero of all time.

Julie D'Aubigny - French opera singer who killed ten men in duels and once snuck into a convent to bang a nun.

Marie Colvin - Fearless war correspondent who spent a 30-year career embedding herself in every war-torn hellhole on Earth.

Fredegund - The Middle Ages' most bloodthirsty and ruthless queen.

Kim Campbell - A-10 pilot who brought her plane home despite insane amounts of damage.

Dahomey Amazons - The only full-time all-female combat arms military unit in modern history.

Hawa Abdi - 65 year-old Somali gynecologist who saved thousands of lives and fought off local militias for 30 years.

Stagecoach Mary - Hard-drinking, hard-fighting Old West mail carrier.

Milunka Savic - The most decorated female soldier in military history.

Violette Morris - Professional race car driver, national champion in 20 sports, Olympic Gold Medal shot put and discus thrower, hated enemy of the French Resistance.

Edith Garrud - The militant Suffragette who judo flipped cops.

Nancy Wake - The most decorated Allied servicewoman of World War II.

Mary E. Walker - The only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.

The White Tights - A mysterious, possibly-mythical band of women snipers who have made life miserable for the Russians for decades.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya - When Nazis killed her husband, she bought a tank.
- See more at: http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?search=1&tag=Women#sthash.LDyihVvj.dpuf



One semi random Sample:

Nancy Wake (The Most Decorated Allied Servicewoman of WW II )
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=27450552861


That is a seriously terrific list!


Can't take cred for it. Google+women+badass

although Badass-of-the-week also has some pretty cool non-distaff BAs (including our friend Simo) written in over the top modern vernacular instead of puritan historical dryness.


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Hideo (Friggin') Kojima


Thought up all of the Metal Gear games...

That counts as badass in my book
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Can't take cred for it. Google+women+badass

although Badass-of-the-week also has some pretty cool non-distaff BAs (including our friend Simo) written in over the top modern vernacular instead of puritan historical dryness.


If only teachers taught history like that in schools and uni. Good lord.

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Bruce Lee
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other then the fact he broke Chuck Norris arm he was also a pioneer in the feild of sports medicine alot of the stuff he was doing 40 years ago are still being used today
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puellapeanut wrote:


Can't take cred for it. Google+women+badass

although Badass-of-the-week also has some pretty cool non-distaff BAs (including our friend Simo) written in over the top modern vernacular instead of puritan historical dryness.


If only teachers taught history like that in schools and uni. Good lord.



well yes and No. maybe in high school to get kids interested. but once you get IN to history you're going to have to start slogging though things like after action reports written by soldiers who've had no sleep in the last three days and are trying to both be accurate and keep themselves safe from an NKVD bullet.. oh.. and translated from Russian.


oh and sometimes if you get into history because it's true. then you sometimes have to deal with unpalatable truths.
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my Dad is pretty badass.
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my Dad is pretty badass.

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Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson
The director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins — a process he now describes as casually as if he was talking about baking a cake.


In 1987, Carson became the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins, the Binder twins, who had been joined at the back of the head, making them craniopagus twins. The 70-member surgical team, led by Carson, worked for 22 hours. At the end, the twins were successfully separated and can now survive independently. As Carson wrote in his book:


...they would always exsanguinate. They would bleed to death, and I said, 'There's got to be a way around that... I was talking to a friend of mine, who was a cardiothoracic surgeon, who was the chief of the division, and I said, 'You guys operate on the heart in babies, how do you keep them from exsanguinating' and he says, 'Well, we put them in hypothermic arrest.' I said, 'Is there any reason that – if we were doing a set of Siamese twins that were joined at the head – that we couldn't put them into hypothermic arrest, at the appropriate time, when we're likely to lose a lot of blood?' and he said, 'No way.' ...two months later, along came these doctors from Germany, presenting this case of Siamese twins. And, I was asked for my opinion, and I then began to explain the techniques that should be used, and how we would incorporate hypothermic arrest... And, my colleagues and I, a few of us went over to Germany. We looked at the twins. We actually put in scalp expanders, and five months later we brought them over and did the operation, and lo and behold, it worked.





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Tomyris... Anyone who could turn Cyrus the Great into drinkware and leave him as the centre-peice of her royal table counts as a Badass in my book.
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Bo Tat Thich Quang Duc
(Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc)


The often-occluded relations among power, imperial politics, and the specific portrayals of religious issues is perhaps no more apparent than in the case of the interpretations American media and intellectuals gave to the much-publicized actions of several Vietnamese Buddhists who, beginning in mid-June of 1963, died by publicly setting themselves on fire. The first of these deaths occurred at a busy downtown intersection in Saigon, on 11 June 1963, and was widely reported in American newspapers the following day, although the New York Times, along with many other newspapers, declined to print Malcolm Browne's famous, or rather infamous, photograph of the lone monk burning (Moeller 1989: 404). The monk, seventy-three-year-old Thich Quang Duc, sat at a busy downtown intersection and had gasoline poured over him by two fellow monks. As a large crowd of Buddhists and reporters watched, he lit a match and, over the course of a few moments, burned to death while he remained seated in the lotus position. In the words of' David Halberstam, who was at that time filing daily reports on the war with the New York Times,

"I was to see that sight again, but once was enough. Flames were coming from a human being; his body was slowly withering and shriveling up, his head blackening and charring. In the air was the smell of burning flesh; human beings burn surprisingly quickly. Behind me I could hear the sobbing of the Vietnamese who were now gathering. I was too shocked to cry, too confused to take notes or ask questions, too bewildered to even think.... As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound, his outward composure in sharp contrast to the wailing people around him." (1965: 211)

After his funeral, where his remains were finally reduced to ashes, Quang Duc's heart, which had not burned, was retrieved, enshrined, and treated as a sacred relic (Schecter 1967: 179).

http://www.buddhismtoday.com/english/vietnam/figure/003-htQuangduc.htm

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Bo Tat Thich Quang Duc
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The often-occluded relations among power, imperial politics, and the specific portrayals of religious issues is perhaps no more apparent than in the case of the interpretations American media and intellectuals gave to the much-publicized actions of several Vietnamese Buddhists who, beginning in mid-June of 1963, died by publicly setting themselves on fire. The first of these deaths occurred at a busy downtown intersection in Saigon, on 11 June 1963, and was widely reported in American newspapers the following day, although the New York Times, along with many other newspapers, declined to print Malcolm Browne's famous, or rather infamous, photograph of the lone monk burning (Moeller 1989: 404). The monk, seventy-three-year-old Thich Quang Duc, sat at a busy downtown intersection and had gasoline poured over him by two fellow monks. As a large crowd of Buddhists and reporters watched, he lit a match and, over the course of a few moments, burned to death while he remained seated in the lotus position. In the words of' David Halberstam, who was at that time filing daily reports on the war with the New York Times,

"I was to see that sight again, but once was enough. Flames were coming from a human being; his body was slowly withering and shriveling up, his head blackening and charring. In the air was the smell of burning flesh; human beings burn surprisingly quickly. Behind me I could hear the sobbing of the Vietnamese who were now gathering. I was too shocked to cry, too confused to take notes or ask questions, too bewildered to even think.... As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound, his outward composure in sharp contrast to the wailing people around him." (1965: 211)

After his funeral, where his remains were finally reduced to ashes, Quang Duc's heart, which had not burned, was retrieved, enshrined, and treated as a sacred relic (Schecter 1967: 179).

http://www.buddhismtoday.com/english/vietnam/figure/003-htQuangduc.htm



I Agree with this one as the most badass
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The Navy Seal that shot Bin Laden.
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