Attacking a crocodile to save a friend, getting a pink mohawk at 90 years old, getting a huge billboard ad to call out a cheater—this is just the tip of the iceberg of female awesomeness. They’re called ‘power moves’ for a reason. They resonate. They echo. They stick in your memory better than bubble gum to the pavement on a scorching summer’s day.

Scroll down to see the very best posts about women who deserve respect for their power moves, collected by the Bored Panda team. Remember to upvote your fave pics and don’t forget to share your opinion in the comments. And when you’re done with this list, you’ll definitely want to check out this (gender-neutral) article about awesome power moves.

Meanwhile, be sure to read Bored Panda’s exclusive interview with British comedy writer, aspiring pop star, and single mother Ariane Sherine, a woman of more talents than we could list. We had a chat with her about the indicators that you’re living a high-quality good life, why women shouldn’t be pressured to get married, and the challenges that women still face today in the West.

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A True Madlass

A True Madlass

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Anu JC
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Neerja will always be our hero. Posthumously, she was awarded 'Ashoka Chakra', India's highest peacetime gallantry award. She became first female and the youngest recipient of this award.

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Madlass Researcher

Madlass Researcher

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London-based comedy writer and multitalented creative Ariane shared with Bored Panda what she thinks are the main things that help lead a high-quality life, no matter what gender you might be.

“I think four things are essential for a full life: being true to yourself, being kind to yourself and others, having fun, and working hard to achieve your dreams,” she shared.

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This Is 90 Year Old Suzanne Hoylaerts Of Belgium. She Passed Away After Refusing A Respirator To Combat Covid-19 Telling Her Doctors “Save It For The Youngest Who Need It Most, I’ve Already Had A Beautiful Life”

This Is 90 Year Old Suzanne Hoylaerts Of Belgium. She Passed Away After Refusing A Respirator To Combat Covid-19 Telling Her Doctors “Save It For The Youngest Who Need It Most, I’ve Already Had A Beautiful Life”

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#5

Zoinks!

Zoinks!

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Tobias Rieper
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i agree no helmet he wasnt protecting his head he was asking for it

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Mad Lass Pretends To Not Know English

Mad Lass Pretends To Not Know English

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“Also, stop caring so much what other people think (you learn this as you get older!). We know we’re on track if we’re happy. Emotional pain signals that we need to change something in our lives,” Ariane explained to us how we can gauge if we’re on the right path in life or if we should consider changing some things.

Bored Panda wanted to get Ariane’s opinion on why some women are still pressured to get married as soon as possible, even in the West, in the 21st century. “Maybe not as soon as possible, but certainly at some point,” she said.

“I felt the pressure so badly, I went and married the wrong guy and regretted it,” Ariane opened up to us.

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Madlass

Madlass

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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If ladies run too fast their wombs might fall out /s It’s the same with trains apparently - that was a genuine concern with the first steam engines, men worried the speed would make their wombs shoot out of their bodies!

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This Muslim Woman Took A Photo In Front Of An Anti-Muslim Protest Like A Pro

This Muslim Woman Took A Photo In Front Of An Anti-Muslim Protest Like A Pro

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A.J Milne
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Muslims are actually pretty cool people, don't know why people gotta be so mean

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Gin
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is NINETY??? Wow. Cool hair Grandma.

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She also offered a good comeback for when a woman gets asked why she’s not married yet. “I guess the comeback depends on the person asking, but try sighing and joking, ‘I guess I’m just not over your dad!’”

According to comedy writer Ariane, there are still many challenges that women face in this day and age, even in the West. She told us that “there’s still a lot of misogyny” and the sexual assault conviction rate is “shocking.”

“In the UK, only 7% of cases get to court and convictions are only 1.7% when it’s estimated that 95% of perpetrators are guilty. There’s definitely still a lot of work to do,” she said.

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This Sister

This Sister

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Raven Sheridan
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They did a movie about this with Hilary Swank. What they didn't tell you at the end of the film, was the Kenny died 6 months after he was released in a motorcycle accident. Tragic.

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Writer and human rights advocate Elizabeth Arif-Fear previously explained to Bored Panda that women still face barriers to entry, sexist attitudes, and harassment because of their gender. This can occur in the workplace, as well as at home. For instance, there’s still the expectation that women ‘should’ be the ones to do the lion’s share of the housework, even if they work full-time jobs.

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Goldie Williams Was A Rebellious Woman Arrested For Vagrancy. ‘She Refused To Unfold Her Arms And Stop Making This Face For Her 1898 Mugshot - Omaha, Nebraska

Goldie Williams Was A Rebellious Woman Arrested For Vagrancy. ‘She Refused To Unfold Her Arms And Stop Making This Face For Her 1898 Mugshot - Omaha, Nebraska

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#14

Marilyn Monroe Was A Madlass

Marilyn Monroe Was A Madlass

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TheLilacButterfly
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I honestly wouldn't have realized if it weren't for the title

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#15

Definitely Should Be Here!

Definitely Should Be Here!

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Paul C.
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Well as you asked so nicely, how can we refuse?"

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“If both partners are working full-time then they should be sharing the housework equally. Sadly, research shows that women still do more housework than men even when working. On a practical level, if a couple is committed to an equal level of partnership, drawing up a chore timetable can be useful, as can designating roles by working out who does what based on their likes and strengths,” Elizabeth said.

#16

Madlasses Must Not Be Messed With

Madlasses Must Not Be Messed With

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I I
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and that my friend will need a visit to the major burns unit

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#17

Fan Wears A Ryan Reynolds Shirt To Meet Hugh Jackman

Fan Wears A Ryan Reynolds Shirt To Meet Hugh Jackman

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Artsy Bookworm
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ryan Reynolds should also have been there🤣🤣🤣

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#18

This Is How You Stand Up To Government!

This Is How You Stand Up To Government!

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NsG
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unfortunately, I suspect the cameraperson holds more power than the young woman, amazing as she is. Without it being documented, I doubt very much that they would have "lined up" to arrest her, she wouldn't have even had time to open that booklet. Recording for posterity (aka evidence) is what made them hesitate.

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“These attitudes go beyond chores. They are a symptom of sexism. In such a relationship, both partners are not equal. No woman should be expected to work two full-time jobs—one paid and one at home—while her able-bodied husband sits back and does nothing at home,” the expert said.

#19

Nice

Nice

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Falcon
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, 100% yes. Since it's not a sin in my eyes.

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#21

We Didn’t Know Because They Didn’t Want Us To! G Nbc

We Didn’t Know Because They Didn’t Want Us To! G Nbc

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Walking On Sunshine
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And of course we don't know anything about her unlike Paul Revere. What a load of crap. Once again, a woman did twice the job a man did and a man got the credit.

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“In today’s world, looking after the home and/or children is a full-time job in itself and such work needs to be shared. Families often have to rely on two incomes and women have the right to pursue professional goals—something which their spouse should encourage as part of an equal partnership,” she told us.

#22

The Maddest Of Lasses

The Maddest Of Lasses

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Jo Johannsen
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonder if she took him and a peach switch out behind the shed and taught him some manners?

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#24

Mad Lass Wrestler Beating All The Boys With Her Bare Hands- They Don't Look Too Happy About It Either

Mad Lass Wrestler Beating All The Boys With Her Bare Hands- They Don't Look Too Happy About It Either

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Mr Red
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fourth one got a medal for being the third boy.

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“Being financially dependent on a man is not a healthy or safe option. Spouses must be equal in opportunities and shared duties. As working patterns have shifted with the economy in the past decades, outdated sexist attitudes also need to shift. A women’s role is where she wants to be—just like a man’s.”

#25

Madlass

Madlass

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#27

Mad 11 Yr Old

Mad 11 Yr Old

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According to Elizabeth, it’s not a woman’s job to pick up or look after her male relatives. “If she chooses to stay at home as the family is financially able to manage on one wage, that must be the couple’s joint decision. Even then, there must be mutual respect, sharing of responsibility, and a fair equitable division of chores.”

#28

Madlass

Madlass

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DennyS (denzoren)
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd also like to add...that when everyone is paying their respects you walk up to the coffin, look inside, and while walking away you press your ear and whisper, "he's dead, it's confirmed"

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Gin
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not exactly what I would call a little old lady.

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#30

Madlass Walks Around Nude

Madlass Walks Around Nude

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Jo Johannsen
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds like the boyfriend had more respect for the daughter than the mother did.

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Madlass Cyclist

Madlass Cyclist

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Beeps
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s really not ok how many times this exact same scenario actually happens here in the UK, as police completely ignore bike theft. Even if you call them and say: “My stolen bike is being advertised online” they still won’t intervene.

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#32

Rule Number One: Curtsy To The Queen Or Something. Rule Number Two: No Running At School Events I Guess

Rule Number One: Curtsy To The Queen Or Something. Rule Number Two: No Running At School Events I Guess

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Eastendbird
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This has been used before and there were multiple posts pointing out that there were no "royal rules" about running in races at schools.

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#33

Nina Simone On Girls' Talk

Nina Simone On Girls' Talk

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#34

Well That Didn't Go As Planned

Well That Didn't Go As Planned

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Raven Sheridan
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Their massive cover up and stonewalling of investigators.

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#37

Model And Actress Anita Ekberg, After Being Followed And Hounded By Photographers, Beat One Of Them Up. When They Threatened To Call The Cops, She Retrieved A Bow And Arrow From Her Villa And Shot Another Photographer (1960) The Last Thing A Journaliste Sees :

Model And Actress Anita Ekberg, After Being Followed And Hounded By Photographers, Beat One Of Them Up. When They Threatened To Call The Cops, She Retrieved A Bow And Arrow From Her Villa And Shot Another Photographer (1960) The Last Thing A Journaliste Sees :

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#38

Now This Is How A Madlad Breaks Up

Now This Is How A Madlad Breaks Up

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May
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do you water for 20 minutes without the water overflowing? One drop at a time?

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Beeps
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG - I WANT THIS ON A SHIRT!!!!!! *sits back and waits*…

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Madlass

Madlass

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Falcon
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So is that the deaf persons way of covering your ears and screaming "I CAN'T HEAR YOU LA LA LA LA!"

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#42

Some Madlasses Of The 1930s

Some Madlasses Of The 1930s

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#43

Absolute Madlass Changes Bio To Make Fun Of The Potus

Absolute Madlass Changes Bio To Make Fun Of The Potus

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Madlass

Madlass

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Falcon
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

😂 This actually made me laugh out loud.

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Madlass

Madlass

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#46

Madlass Strikes Twice!

Madlass Strikes Twice!

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#47

Power Move

Power Move

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Andrea Josipović
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Like when i asked my grandma how many times has she dropped her phone and she said "why would i drop it, i take care of my things". The look of disbelieve on me And my siblings eyes while all holding phones with cracked glass...

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#48

Taylor Swift Being An Absolute Madlass...

Taylor Swift Being An Absolute Madlass...

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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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#49

Did That Just Happen...

Did That Just Happen...

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Power Move

Power Move

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Ak_Teren
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Hello, Officer? Yes, i just witnessed a murder"

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