This is an irreverent and enormously enlightening overview of bold women who were not angelic martyrs and not peacemakers at all costs. The women in these pages are women like Pancho Barnes (from the chapter "Women Who Wore Trousers and Enjoyed Terrifying Hobbies"), a stunt pilot in the 1930s, or Ethel Payne ("Women Who Wrote Dangerous Things"), a journalist fighting against racism and, in the 1950s,the first African American woman to give commentary on national TV and radio. Women from all eras, all ages and colors, and from every corner of the globe fill chapters like "Women Who Punched Nazis" and "Women Who Knew How to Have a Good-Ass Time". Dip into this book anywhere and be uplifted by the courage and downright sassiness of unconventional women who would not take no for an answer.
- Cindy— From Cindy's Recs
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.