Women in Power and their Loaded Nicknames


Egypt’s Cleopatra: “Serpent of the Nile.”

Rome’s Agrippina: “Atrocious and Ferocious.”

England’s Mary Tudor: “Bloody Mary.”

France’s Catherine de Medici: “The Black Queen.”

France’s Marie Antoinette: “Madame Deficit.”

China’s Cixi: “The Dragon Empress.”


In a combination image made from six photos, Egyptian women pose with their inked fingers after voting at a polling station in Cairo Nov. 29.

 Photo by Bela Szandelszky/Associated Press

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