As in Hollywood, so in life: just as the majority of action heroes in the movies are men, few women try and take on such roles in the real world. However, this makes the perseverance required to take on and defeat convention and stereotype, all the more admirable. It's one thing to do it with a scriptwriter controlling things, quite another to do it for real, with no guarantee of a happy ending.
This section covers such stories, as and when I find them. and/or have time to research them. They cover the whole range from comedy to tragedy, which is as it should be - real life itself does nothing less.
- Three die in 'female' Mafia shoot-out
- Israelis deny female soldier 'tank-top strip-tease' claims
- Sole Female Afghan General Prevails
- Sweden's Princess Victoria Shows Off Combat Skills
- FBI warns of female terror recruits
- Women Soldiers on Parade in Beauty Contest
- Fanning fires of faith or hatred? - Muslims in India alarmed by martial arts training camps for Hindu girls
- Liberia's women warriors often feared
- Israel again debates women in combat
- Kiri, Get Your Gun - Soprano Te Kanawa Causes Flap with Firearms at Glasgow Hotel
- Anita Mui Dies at Age 40
- Mother Kills Four in Gaza Suicide Bombing
- Charlize Theron to star in live-action Aeon Flux
- Girls Wielding Guns Against LRA Rebels
- Lone Star Skate: Roller derby makes a Texas-sized comeback
- Wielding Guns and Handcuffs, Women Join Iraq Police
- State of Flux: Aeon Flux starts filming - then stops...
- Arizona Roller Derby announces second season
- Boston Brawling: Teen catfights on the rise
- Entertainment Weekly picks "the 15 all-time best butt-kicking babes"
- Xena Awarded Dwarf Planet Status
- Wilkommen zu den Mädels mit Maschinengewehren!
- Police mistake fringe jokers with water pistols - for terrorists with guns
- Gangster daughter sheds light on Japan underworld
- God's Girl with a Gun
- Mary, Warrior Princess
- Kimberly Munley: Heroine of Fort Hood
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