She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It

She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It

by Hannah Jewell


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Meet the bold women history has tried to forget...until now!

Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict.

Well, that's not how it f**king happened. When you hear about a woman who was 100% pure and good, you're probably missing the best chapters in her life's story. Maybe she slept around. Maybe she stole. Maybe she crashed planes. Maybe she got shot, or maybe she shot a bad guy (who probably had it coming). Maybe she caused a scandal. Maybe she caused a riot . . .

From badass writer Hannah Jewell, She Caused a Riot is an empowering, no-holds-barred look into the epic adventures and dangerous exploits of 100 inspiring women who were too brave, too brilliant, too unconventional, too political, too poor, not ladylike enough and not white enough to be recognized by their shitty contemporaries. Daring and gift-worthy, this is a bold tribute to the powerful women who came before us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492662921
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 644,640
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Hannah Jewell is an on camera host for the video team at The Washington Post. She was previously a writer at BuzzFeed UK, where she became known for her humor writing about gender and her satire of UK and US politics, and for presenting BuzzFeed's live 2016 election night show. She was born in London, but her parents whisked her away to California when she was a baby, and so she grew up frolicking on beaches and through redwood forests. She earned a degree from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies, taking a year out to study and work in Beirut. She had a great time in Lebanon but now is unfortunately banned from that country. She then returned to the UK in 2013 for an MPhil in International Relations and Politics at Cambridge, which was mostly fine. Her career highlight so far was breaking the story of the "Milifandom" for BuzzFeed, a strange phenomenon when teen girls across Britain went wild for the leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband in the 2015 general election. Now she lives in Washington and wishes she had cats.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Wonderful Ancient Weirdos 1

Hatshepsut 2

Brigid of Kildare 5

Sappho 6

Seondeok of Silla 9

Khayzuran 10

Subh 12

Hildegard von Bingen 15

Margery Kempe 18

Women With Impressive Kill Counts 23

Artemisia I of Caria 24

Æthelflæd 25

Ælfthryth 27

Zenobia 31

Tomoe Gozen 33

Sorghaghtani Beki 34

Wú Méi 37

Kosem Sultan 38

Empress Wu 40

Laskarina Bouboulina 45

Ching Shih 46

Women Who Were Geniuses Despite the Fact That They Were Girls 51

Hypatia 52

Fatima al-Fihri 53

Wang Zhenyi 55

Jang-geum 57

Artemisia Gentileschi 58

Raden Ajeng Kartini 60

Emmy Noether 62

Nana Asma'u 65

Jean Macnamara 66

Annie Jump Cannon 67

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin 72

Hedy Lamarr 74

Louisa Atkinson 77

Laura Redden Searing 78

Gabriela Brimmer 79

Women Who Wrote Dangerous Things 83

Murasaki Shikibu 84

Ulayya bint al-Mahdi 85

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 87

Tarabai Shinde 91

Phillis Wheatley 93

Nellie Bly 96

Elizabeth Hart 99

Jovita Idár 101

Louise Mack 103

Beatrice Potter Webb 107

Julia de Burgos 110

Marie Chauvet 113

Zabel Yesayan 115

Mirabal Sisters 116

Mary Wollstonecraft 120

Ida B. Wells-Barnett 125

Frances E. W. Harper 129

Ethel Payne 132

Women Who Wore Trousers and Enjoyed Terrifying Hobbies 135

Annie Smith Peck 136

Jean Batten 140

Khutulun 143

Pancho Barnes 144

Julie d'Aubigny 146

Lilian Bland 151

Lotfia El Nadi 152

Women Who Fought Empires and Racists 155

Queen Nanny of the Maroons 156

Njinga of Angola 159

Rani Chennamma 161

Lakshmibai, Rani of Jhansi 162

Yaa Asantewaa 163

Jind Kaur 164

Lozen 165

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti 168

Queen Liliuokalani 173

Fanny Cochrane Smith 175

Lillian Ngoyi 177

Miriam Makeba 179

Te Puea Herangi 183

Whina Cooper 186

Susan La Flesche Picotte 189

Sojourner Truth 191

Women Who Knew How to Have a Good-Ass Time 195

Empress Theodora 196

Wallada bint al-Mustakfi 199

Nell Gwyn 203

George Sand 205

Lucy Hicks Anderson 207

Mercedes de Acosta 209

Gladys Bentley 211

Coccinelle 213

Umm Kulthum 217

Josephine Baker 218

Women Who Punched Nazis 223

Sophie Scholl 224

Hannah Arendt 230

Noor Inayat Khan 233

Nancy Wake 239

Dorothy Thompson 242

Irena Sendler 244

Your New Revolutionary Role Models 251

Olympe de Gouges 252

Policarpa Salavarrieta 256

Sofia Perovskaya 257

Alexandra Kollontai 260

Juana Azurduy 265

Rosa Luxemburg 266

Constance Markievicz 268

Luisa Moreno 272

Jayaben Desai 275

Conclusion 281

Glossary 283

Bibliography 288

Acknowledgments 298

Index 301

About the Author 306

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