Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pope(ss) Joan

Was pleasantly surprised by the movie Pope Joan today. The strength of this woman who became Pope was stunning and aspiring. In a time where women were worth less than cattle and only useful for reproduction and householding, there was this strong girl Johanna longing for knowledge. Her brother Johannes got killed in an attack by the Vikings, which made her decide to continue her life as him. Living the life of a young man she eventually became Pope.

We will probably never find out how true this story is. But sure it is known that in the past many women disguised themselves as men only to be accepted in the male-dominated world. Read the amazing stories of these 10, e.g.

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