- Hardcover: 216 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1 edition (September 6, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781452153933
- ISBN-13: 978-1452153933
- ASIN: 1452153930
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 293 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World Hardcover – September 6, 2016
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It's definitely not for young children (so deliciously bloody!), but I'll pull it down from the shelves once my boys are clsoer to 10-12ish (not sure, they're only preschoolers now). Most importantly - they MUST read books like this on influential women in history because how else are we going to break the glass ceiling if our son's aren't helping?
I'm buying a copy for my mom for mother's day and asking for a copy of this for my birthday. I LOVE this book about kick-ass, name-taking, tough and ruthless women throughout history. Whenever anyone makes the old argument of why we don't feature more women in history because 'not enough women did anything imporant' - grab this nice heavy book and beat them soundly about the face and neck with it.
And then behead them and seize their land, because THAT IS HOW BAD GIRLS DO.
The author proudly points out that she interviewed or researched everyone on the list. The idea is to give the reader a synopsis of their background and career to whet the reader’s appetite so as to pursue the subject for further details, if interested. Many on the list of 100 are famous and familiar to most of us, like Joan of Arc, Catherine the Great, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Margaret Thatcher, Martha Graham and several others.
While it is enjoyable to refresh our memories about the famous women we already know, many of the others on the list are equally intriguing . For example, how many of us are familiar with Princess Khutulun (1260-1306). She was the great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Khan. She became a legend among the nomadic Mongol tribes as an undefeated wrestler of suitors who wanted to marry her. She bet with every suitor on 100 horses if they lost. Since no one was able to beat her she collected huge sums of money. She later rode into battle with her father, Khaidu, and they always won. Since she never lost, her tribe believed she was blessed by the heavens and was considered almost sacred.
What prompts an author to write a book about the achievements of 100 famous women? If nothing else, perhaps at least to provide this book as a testimonial to the amazing things women have achieved throughout the centuries under insurmountable obstacles. We tend to forget the past; but there were times when women were not allowed to be teachers, professors, authors, athletes, doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, soldiers and many other professions. Marie Curie was denied a science teaching position at her home university in Poland because she was a woman. Jane Austen was reluctant to declare her name on her books because of her gender. Evidence is abundant. Today, more than ever before, women have access to almost everything. Is it an exaggeration to say they are spoiled for choice, just like men? But who deserves the gratitude other than those daring groups of women (and others like them) who courageously paved all the roads for them?
It’s also largely white, cis, straight stories being told.