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March 31, 2015 12:49 PM   Subscribe

10 Badass Sikh Women in History
Oftentimes, women’s contributions are overlooked because, for the most part, it is men who write history. In India, women of the Sikh faith have fought, ruled, taught and served for centuries. They have managed organizations, guided communities and led revolts. These accomplishments are admirable in their own right, and they are even more impressive when viewed in the context of the intense patriarchy and cultural misogyny against which these women were working.
posted by Lexica (5 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
Haven't dived into the article yet, but you gotta love the "don't fuck with us" looks on the faces of the ladies in the lead photo.
posted by dry white toast at 12:53 PM on March 31, 2015

"don't fuck with us" looks on the faces of the ladies

Their grandfather
Their grandmother
A minuscule part of their heritage

Their father's potential power was so threatening to the British that he was forever exiled.
posted by infini at 2:34 PM on March 31, 2015 [1 favorite]

Dude that's Sikh.
posted by w0mbat at 3:17 PM on March 31, 2015 [3 favorites]

Thanks for posting this!!
posted by wats at 7:52 PM on March 31, 2015

These are some strong and fierce women, indeed.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:35 AM on April 1, 2015

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