For example, here's stories of women heroes, women who were called samurai. Yeah, we only think of men but the women were trained;
In wartime samurai women sometimes had to defend their homes. Trained in weaponry, women carried a dagger in their sleeves or sashes and could throw with deadly aim. The naginata, a long, curved sword, was considered the weapon most suitable for women. Japanese girls today continue the ancient art of naginatajutsu as they learn how to wield the naginata
Sometimes women joined men in battle, actually fighting along side them or encouraging the troops.
There was a strong-willed woman that seized the reins of the shogunate warrior after her husband, the first shogun Yoritomo Minamoto, died in 1199. She quickly maneuvered her own family, the Hojo clan, into a regency over her son Yoriie. In her old age it was she who galvanized the shogunate army which crushed the forces of the Emperor Go-Toba in 1221. The Hojos remained as regents over all the successive Minamoto shoguns for the next century and a half. For this reason Hojo Masa-ko, known as "Mother Shogun," has been referred to as the founder of the shogunate
You can also read about Muslim women, when women fought in battle to protect the prophet Muhammad. The women were also ordered that if their men cower through stones at them, and when some men did cower, and rode back, the women threw stones at their husbands and even shamed them, and ran side by side warriors to fight in battle.
And again, women in war: American warrior women includes Deborah Samson, a Revolutionary War hero who disguised herself as a male for for three years, and the W.A.S.P.'s, the first female military pilots who were trained to help with non-military duties yet thirty-eight ended up sacrificing their lives. Most women warriors, however, are not the heroes that are read about very often. They are the women who picked up a rifle and fought alongside their fathers, husbands, and brothers on the battlefield. Some of these women, it is believed to be a number close to 400 during the Civil War, passed themselves off as men in order to join the military.
I could go on and on Bravery of women in all cultures, nations, religions to prove that bravery isn't about physical strength but character, integrity, strength of the mind, and those who willing to fight, live, die for their dreams and even, safe another human being without a second thought.
And finally, present bravery of a woman; Woman's bravery helped save my son's life
THE mother of a 15-year-old schoolboy is appealing for the woman who "helped save her child's life" to contact her. Darren Dempster is still recovering from the injuries he received after seven youths from a Catholic school attacked him as he left Glengormley High after sitting his GCSE English exam on Friday morning.
Margaret Dempster, 39, from Glengormley, said CCTV footage of the attack highlights the woman's bravery.
"There was one woman on the bus helped my son," said Mrs Dempster. "The woman was sitting on the bus with a man who did not get up. "If that woman had not got up and pulled those boys off Darren could have been killed. "I would love that woman to contact me in any way because I want to thank her with everything I have in my life. I don't think my son would be here without her. She helped save my child's life.