For a large part of history, the voices of women were deadened, and their accomplishments ignored. History, after all, is written by the victors – and, for the most part, it's been testosterone types both giving out and wearing the majority of the gold medals.
All of this means that an abundance of historically-significant, positively-brilliant, genuinely-badass high-achieving ladies have been left wholly out of the limelight. None of this lessens the impact or extent of their achievements – so we reckon it's about time we recognize them. We're starting here, with five of the ballsiest broads you've never heard of.