According to science, all women have some superpowers that are not present in men: they can distinguish different shades of color, they have a stronger immune system, and they’re more empathic and intuitive than men are. They possess unique danger detecting abilities and can multitask seemingly effortlessly. The pictures in this list demonstrate the unique skills of women that make us admire them even more.
We at Bright Side are happy to share some amazing pictures of women we found online that demonstrate the superpowers of women. You’ll see all kinds of women who have the ability to combine strength and femininity, give birth, or break seemingly unbreakable things.
1. Running marathons in high heels
© Irene Sewell / facebook, © Irene Sewell / facebook
Wearing high heels is a skill unreachable for most men, but what about wearing them while running a marathon? Irene Sewell, a former ballroom dancer, set a marathon Guinness World Record by running 26.2 miles (43 km) in stilettos. She finished the race in 7 hours and 28 minutes.
2. Becoming a living spider-woman
© Tori Allen / facebook, © Tori Allen / facebook
The superpower of this girl from a small city in West Africa is the ability to climb any cliff or wall and make it look as if she is going for a stroll in the park. She acquired her climbing skills from her pet monkey, Georgie, when she was a child. She has now retired from professional competitive rock climbing but continues inspiring others by giving motivational speeches and organizing coaching seminars.
3. Being sporty with a little baby around
Mom and baby yoga classes have become increasingly popular lately. They demonstrate that working out is possible even when you have a little baby. This entertainment for 2 is one example of female multitasking — and remember, it’s not so easy to concentrate when somebody is tickling your foot.
4. Crashing cars and computers in a driving game
© unknown / reddit
This is a reverse superpower: research shows that women are more likely to fail their first driving test, and usually admit that their partner is a better driver. Apparently, this is true even when the car is not a real one. At the same time, researchers agree that women have more appreciation for road safety, and are more careful when driving.
5. Being a record-breaking polar explorer and mother of 4
© Pigsonthewing / wikimedia commons, © Ann Daniels / twitter
Ann Daniels is living proof that humans are able to achieve anything they want. She is the first woman in history to reach both the North and South Poles. This achievement sounds even more special when you know that she participated in her first polar exhibition with no prior experience when her triplets were only 18 months old.
6. Being beautiful at any cost
© Kiiwiiz / reddit, © Jacqueline Gifford / twitter
Beauty masks have to be left on the skin for some time. This beauty ritual does not interrupt women’s daily routines even if it means having to wear one while playing a computer game or taking care of a baby.
7. Being a shining star at any age
Helen van Winkle became an Instagram star at the age of 87. This is when she started creating her brand without the fear of being too provocative, flashy, or controversial. It all started when her great-granddaughter posted a picture of her on Instagram and it went viral. Now Helen appears at major events such as the MTV Movie Awards and inspires millions of women not to give up on themselves even if they’re approaching 90.
8. Caring about the future of the planet despite being bullied
© Team Trash Girl / facebook
Nadia is a true warrior. She started picking up trash on her way from school and in just a short period of time she collected more than 2 recycling bins worth of plastic. Her schoolmates did not appreciate her efforts and named her, “Trash Girl”. Her story inspired a much larger community though: not only does she now have a facebook support group, her fans also turned her into an inspiring cartoon superhero.
9. Being a commander of a space shuttle and a mother
© Craigboy / wikimedia commons, © East News
Eileen Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a space shuttle. She left NASA in 2006 after a 16-year long career and 4 orbiter flights to spend more time with her husband and 2 children. In her interviews, she advises other people to take on even the hardest challenges and not to fear failure.
© tater thot / twitter
It is scientifically proven that women are better at multitasking, as they are less affected by interference at least during certain tasks. Apparently, breastfeeding a baby and putting on make-up is an example of such multitasking.
11. Carrying babies and giving birth
© mamaingeniera / instagram
Giving birth is the ultimate superpower specific to women. The picture above was posted by a Spanish blogger and mother of 3, Laura, 4 days before giving birth to healthy twins.
Do you agree that all women have superpowers? Which one is not mentioned on this list and which one do you have? Share your ideas and opinions in the comments with us.