Rebels, Rulers, Scientists, Artists, Warriors, and Villains.
Women are, and have always been, all these things and more. Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, along with Ebony Adams Ph.D., have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian wrestlers to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas to Egyptian scientists, Japanese novelists to British Prime Ministers, History vs Women will reframe the history that you thought you knew. Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations of each woman and a bold graphic design, this standout nonfiction title is the perfect read for teens (and adults) who want the true stories of phenomenal women from around the world and insight into how their lives and accomplishments impacted both their societies and our own.
Anita Sarkeesian is an award-winning media critic and the creator and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational nonprofit that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Best known as the creator and host of Feminist Frequency's highly influential series "Tropes vs. Women in Video Games," Anita lectures at universities, conferences, and game development studios around the world. Anita dreams of owning a life-size replica of Buffy's scythe. She is the coauthor of History vs Women.
Ebony Adams, Ph.D. is an author, activist, and former college educator whose work foregrounds the lives and work of black women in the diaspora. She lives in Los Angeles with a steadily-increasing collection of Doctor Who memorabilia. She writes widely on film criticism, social justice, and pop culture, and is the coauthor of History vs Women.
Moderator Franchesca Ramsey is an actress, comedian, and video blogger with over 29 million views on YouTube and over half a million followers across Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Her videos have been featured on MTV, The NY Times, and The BBC. In 2012 “Sh*t White Girls Say . . . to Black Girls” was viewed 5 million times in 5 days, garnering coverage on MSNBC, ABC, and Anderson Cooper. Most recently Franchesca worked as a writer and contributor for "The Nightly Show" with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central and is currently the host of the MTV web series "Decoded."