Tomoe Gozen – the powerful female samurai few know about

Tomoe Gozen is a name more people should know about. In medieval Japan, a period when women rarely took up arms except in times of necessity, Tomoe is one of the few who dedicated...

Top 5 female Asian inventors and their inventions

Throughout the centuries, humans have continued to innovate and create items to make our life better. This has been simple discoveries such as the light bulb or as complicated as body altering drugs. Every...

Kama Sutra: Power for Men AND Women

The Kama Sutra has been interpreted in many ways over the years. The book was written in the 3rd century of the Christian era by Indian sage Vatsyayana, then was re-worked in the 15th...

Early Feminism in the Philippines

When women throughout the world are asked which nations in Asia best represent the growth of feminism on the Pacific Rim, answers usually include the change in women’s status once Mao Tse-tung achieved power...

The Rise Of Thai Women In Tech

With such a worldwide interest in the improving of the gender and wage gap, there stands a nation that is not only closing the gap in such an area but is also showing the...
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The 1931 Asian Women’s Conference in India

The All-Asian Women's Conference (AAWC) gathered in Lahore in January of 1931. A total number of 45 female representatives met to talk about normal social and political worries of the ladies in Asia, for...

Hồ Xuân Hương – changing hearts and minds

Vietnamese poet Ho Xuan Huong was born at the end of the Later Le Dynasty, growing up within a social and political disorder. Her formative years occurred during the Tay Son Rebellion, and the...

The History Of Beauty Is Consistently Changing

Beauty does not come with a concrete definition because the concept is fluid. This is because beauty is usually subjective, relative to the culture and always changing. There have been numerous shocking beauty regimens...

Women in Indonesia

Women have traditionally been held in a high place in many cultures of the archipelago, and it was the advent first of Islam and subsequently European colonialism which helped push women exclusively into the...

These Asian scientists changed the world

Professor Masayo Takahashi Named one of “Nature” magazine’s top 5 “Scientists to Watch in 2014,” Takahashi was declared one of the publication's “10 People Who Mattered in 2014.” This dynamic, young researcher established her credentials...

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