Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.
this is a king that I would bow to in an instant
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Oh I don’t think that last one will be a problem.
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There is a movie about that Thailand kick boxer.
There should be a movie about all of them
Someone else posted this with all their names, but I’ve just realised that that Thai fighter is Nong Toom, the film is called Beautiful Boxer.
She’s an absolute badass of a fighter and her kicking style is very distinctive. Her coach trained my coach and my club’s roundhouse kicks are in the same style. My coach’s son was even going to fight her while they were training in Thailand!
One of many cool things about her is her Wai khru, the traditional Thai pre-fight ceremony. At it’s most basic the Wai khru honours your coach and club, but the Wai khru becomes deeply personal for veteran fighters, who incorporate moves into their Wai khru to represent their fighting style, fight record etc. Nong Toom’s Wai khru is very unique and brilliant to watch as she incorporates a lot of moves to represent the fact that she is a kathoey, such as mimicking putting on make up and checking her hair.
You can check out her Wai khru and her fighting in this vid:
this post sent me on a 2 hour wikipedia journey last night after looking up the last woman.. then looking at every plane crash article that’s happened in the last 3 years