"How many historical women, LGBT or otherwise, are tucked away in half-forgotten tomes and obscure archives?" asks Nyri Bakkalian.
War doesn’t discriminate by gender. Politics does. But in 16th century Japan, Katakura Kita was a hero on both fronts.
She was a widow and a single mother, and was also a businesswoman and a diplomat who saved countless lives in the wake of World War I.
“Article Four: The words of women and girls are to be utterly disregarded.” Yamamoto Yae probably heard these words from an early age. They were read before her community’s assembled samurai at least once a ...