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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Nov 2018 7:52 p.m. PST

Which historical figure do you consider to be the baddest ass?

Cyrus the Great02 Nov 2018 8:49 p.m. PST

Caterina Sforza.

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 9:07 p.m. PST

Double votes for the Lion of Forli.

Winston Smith02 Nov 2018 9:54 p.m. PST

Catherine the Great. Thank you all, but the discussion is over.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 1:36 a.m. PST

Joan of Arc

Captainbrown03 Nov 2018 2:08 a.m. PST

What does this even mean?

Winston Smith03 Nov 2018 2:32 a.m. PST

Can you have a nice one and still be a bad one?

bobspruster03 Nov 2018 3:47 a.m. PST

Maria Theresa (contemporary of Old Fritz).

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 4:53 a.m. PST

Olympias, a woman who could be as cruel and nasty as any male Hellenic ruler.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 5:06 a.m. PST

Eleanor of Aquitaine
Isabella I of Castile


mikeda03 Nov 2018 5:12 a.m. PST

My wife. 😩

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 5:28 a.m. PST

Marie Curie – Did massive amounts of rough (and toxic as Hell) manual labour and extremely taxing and ground breaking science to reduce tons and tons of dross into less than an ounce of Polonium (named after her homeland, which was not France). Raised two kids and took care of a sickly husband (who got more credit from the establishment than she did) while discovering Radium. Then took radiation from fundamental new view of the universe to practical applications, including creating x-rays for actual use in medicine. Then figured out a way, in the early 20th century to cart all that new and fragile science on a truck to the front lines of WWI. And when the French command told her that she was both too valuable a French asset and a woman, inappropriate for such a savage war, and thus did not have permission to go to the front she replied that she was a free citizen, didn't need their permission to go anywhere, and if they were afraid to escort her to the front, she would send them back reports on how this new technology was saving lives.

I also second Saint Theresa of Calcutta. If you ever feel that it is a difficult and losing battle to stick to your guns in the face of overwhelming adversity, read one of the many biographies of her.

Honourable Mention:

My mom after surviving Nazi occupation of her homeland, being abandoned to the Communists after that, escaping to America while living on the run for two years in Northern Europe and having to leave her mother and brothers behind (in order to not be detected/questioned, that is exploiting misogyny), raised me that "You don't hate anyone."

SWMBO for not giving in to the temptation of kill me in my sleep for over 27 years now.

DOM for graduating Summa Cum Laude in both Electrical Engineering and History.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 5:54 a.m. PST


I think you win!


Cerdic03 Nov 2018 6:01 a.m. PST

Boudicca (or Boadicea if you prefer). All those Romans don't slaughter themselves, you know!

Aethelflaed. All those Vikings don't slaughter themselves, you know!

Empress Matilda. Chip off the old Norman block!

Eleanor Of Aquitaine. Twelfth Century power politics ain't no place for pussies!

Aethelflaeda was framed03 Nov 2018 6:29 a.m. PST

Cedric's words, verbatim.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 6:40 a.m. PST

Jeanne de Clisson, pirate queen of the English Channel

Korvessa03 Nov 2018 9:10 a.m. PST

Hannie Caulder?

bz1bz1 Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 9:19 a.m. PST

Margaret Thatcher.

Ten Fingered Jack03 Nov 2018 12:06 p.m. PST


altfritz03 Nov 2018 1:09 p.m. PST

Cat Ballou

evilgong03 Nov 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

Queen Victoria

Her empire's troops marched all over the world bringing tea and cricket to the masses.

evilgong03 Nov 2018 1:29 p.m. PST

hi there


I also second Saint Theresa of Calcutta. If you ever feel that it is a difficult and losing battle to stick to your guns in the face of overwhelming adversity, read one of the many biographies of her.


And for balance read Christopher Hitchens on her.


oldjarhead03 Nov 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

They all seem "BAD ASS", could not dispute or select a single one over the others

English Thegn03 Nov 2018 2:31 p.m. PST

Aethelflaeda-she actually won her war(s) unlike Boudicca.

Gone Fishing03 Nov 2018 4:11 p.m. PST

I certainly agree that Saint/Mother Theresa of Calcutta would be on the short list, at least recently. A great (and holy) woman.

Working backwards, Margaret Thatcher is a good choice. Agree or disagree with her, she made Britain proud of herself again, and I'm not sure any other British leader since has done that.

Finally, I'll always have a soft spot for Queen Victoria.

Toy Soldier Green03 Nov 2018 8:30 p.m. PST

My wife Heather.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 9:35 p.m. PST

Catherine de Medici

Also Hera, wife of Zeus.

LorenzoMele04 Nov 2018 1:18 a.m. PST

Amage queen of Sarmatians

Legion 404 Nov 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

Wouldn't saying who the most Bad Bleeped text woman was be sexist ? huh? evil grin wink

JimSelzer04 Nov 2018 2:46 p.m. PST


foxweasel04 Nov 2018 3:11 p.m. PST

Hitler's mum.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2018 6:20 a.m. PST

+1 Cat Ballou! =^,^=

Susan B. Anthony
(Arrested for voting!!!!!)

Princess Sikelgaita of Salerno

Matilda, Margravine of Tuscany

Deborah "Robert Shirtliff" Sampson
Escaped from the hospital and removed a musket ball from her own leg with a knife so she wouldn't be discovered and turned out of the army!

CSherrange05 Nov 2018 6:39 a.m. PST


skedaddle05 Nov 2018 7:53 a.m. PST

Elizabeth I

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2018 8:55 a.m. PST

Joan of Arc

Aethelflaeda was framed05 Nov 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

We forgot Ching Shih

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Nov 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

Jeanne de Clisson, pirate queen of the English Channel

I second the Lioness of Brittany!

Sundance07 Nov 2018 8:54 a.m. PST

I do like the suggestion of Margaret Thatcher. I'd say Jean d'Arc.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

Joan of Arc

Unless they were actually in combat, they don't make my list.

Makhno191820 Nov 2018 5:56 p.m. PST

My vote goes to general Tubman

von Schwartz30 Dec 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

Boudica, painting yourself blue and going off to fight the Romans nude. Now THATS bad ass!

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