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The Valiant Ladies of Potosi

A Murderess Affair

Release Date: 06/19/2021

Shayna Hubers | Halloween Trope Bingo show art Shayna Hubers | Halloween Trope Bingo

A Murderess Affair

Today, we’re talking about Shayna Hubers, who I heard about in this wonderful book called Porn and Murder. This is an actual book that I own on my kindle account. Shayna was convicted of murdering her on again/off again boyfriend Ryan Poston in 2012.

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A Murderess Affair

It’s October aka the best month of the year and it’s time to get spooky! Or, at least more spooky than usual. This month, we’re going to be tying our women to the tropes we find most often in horror movies. Our first murderess? A woman who strangled her best friend for around $2000. Her name was Guen Garlejo Aguilar and she murdered Jane Parangan La Puebla in the early 2000s.

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A Murderess Affair

Razia Sultana, South Asia’s first female ruler. She was a sultan who broke across many barriers, first female ruler being only one of them. 

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Olive Yang: Burma's Female  Warlord.  show art Olive Yang: Burma's Female Warlord.

A Murderess Affair

This week we're talking about Yang Kyin Hsiu, aka "Olive" Yang. She was royalty turned warlord, who’s CIA supplied army had opium delivery routes all across the golden triangle. She also helped fund public schools in rural areas and dated famous Burmese actress Wah Wah Win Shwe. You can see how she definitely caught my attention. 

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A Murderess Affair

This week, we’re talking about Marie Equi, a Wild West style of doctor who was devoted to provide care to those who were working class or poor.  She was one of the first 60 women to be a physician in Oregon, and was the only female doctor from the Oregon team to help with the 1906 San Francisco earthquake disaster. 

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A Murderess Affair

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH Y’ALL!

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Jeanne de Clisson | The Lioness of Brittany show art Jeanne de Clisson | The Lioness of Brittany

A Murderess Affair

This episode we talk about the "Lioness of Brittany", a woman who took revenge against King Philip IV by becoming a pirate and commandeering war ships known as the Black Fleet. Outraged by the execution of her husband, Jeanne de Clisson haunted the French fleet for 13 years during her piracy career, before deciding to marry and retire. Her story is definitely one you should know! 

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A Murderess Affair

After the disgusting woman of last week’s episode, Ghislaine Maxwell and her involvement with Epstein, I felt like it was important to cover a woman who’s story ended with her getting her own justice.Now, trigger warning for mentions of rape, but our story is Timoclea of Thebes, who murdered the man who raped her by pushing him down a well and throwing heavy stones on him until he died.

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Ghislaine Maxwell  show art Ghislaine Maxwell

A Murderess Affair

Maxwell is infamous at this time for her association with Jeffrey Epstein, and is currently awaiting trial for charges against her involving sex trafficking and conspiracy. After watching the docuseries "Filthy Rich" on Netflix, there is a lot to discuss about her case and involvement.

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The Mad Queen of Madagascar: Ranavalona I show art The Mad Queen of Madagascar: Ranavalona I

A Murderess Affair

Today we journey to Madagascar, in the early 1800’s at a time when the country was being increasingly fought over by France and Britain. From what I’ve been able to tell, her story is one that’s hard to find the truth on because it’s been so exaggerated and twisted by history. I’ll give my final opinion at the end, but in most of these stories Ranavalona ranges from being literally the most evil and terrible person in the world, to a hardline ruler and borderline despot.

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HAPPY PRIDE MONTH Y’ALL!

 

Well it’s June and that means it’s time for us to cover women in LGBTQ+ history who you may or may not have heard of. Not that we save those stories for June specifically, we aren’t every other corporation in America here, but I think in June it’s nice to focus specifically on those in history who were part of the LGBTQ+ community but otherwise may remain unknown or heard about.

So, who are we talking about this episode? Well, that would be The Valiant Ladies of Potosi, the sword an gun toting lesbian teen vigilantes who became 2 of Peru’s favorite folk heroines.