About

Spaceinvaderjoe, also known as paritzan around the internets, is a historian from Austria who likes to share his nerdy history exploits with you.

Main focus of this blog are the Female Badasses in History columns because – even though progress has been made in the last couple of decades – there is still a distinct lack of integration of the perspective of historically marginalized groups such as women in “mainstream” historiography. While this blog does not include information not otherwise available on the web, I would like it to serve as a collection of the biographies of these outstanding women and maybe as a resource for quick information on these historical figures. Occasionally, I will put up other texts dealing more generally with feminism and women in history and other subject matters I come across in my work and that I find interesting.

The selection of biographies is subjective and in no way comprehensive. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. I can say though that I tend to not include figures who’s existence is disputed.

I hope you enjoy! 🙂