1. Philly woman out-muscles dudebro on “Flex Cam”
This past April at a Philadelphia Soul arena football game, the stadium’s giant screen broadcast the “Flex Cam,” which is a tradition where members of the crowd flex their guns. About a minute into this video, some burly dudebro gets totally upstaged by a woman right behind him who is more ripped than he is. Snap! You got out-flexed, man!
2. Beyoncé steals Jay-Z’s thunder
This happened last year in the midst of intense breakup rumors between Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Jigga surprised the audience by bringing out his interplanetarily beautiful wife for a duet on the song “Holy Grail.” Suddenly he looked like a hapless shlub basking in Beyoncé’s unparalleled glamour.
3. Female jockey comes from behind to win horse race
According to the Milwaukee Journal in August 1937—less than two decades after women won the right to vote in America—a badass broad won two harness races in a row, beating all the male jockeys as the crowd went wild. Showing that the patriarchy was still in effect, though, she was referred to only as “Mrs. McNutt.” Mr. McNutt should be ashamed.
4. Democratic female speaker upstages former President Harry Truman
During a 1956 Democratic fundraiser in Iowa, state party vice-chairman (there’s that patriarchy again) Benona Young brought down the house with an introduction of Truman that was better received by the crowd than the former president’s speech.
5. Woman, 102, steals the show at Barack Obama’s State of the Union address
Noble centenarian Desiline Victor was the star of Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address as the president told the story of how the Haitian immigrant stubbornly waited hours to vote in the 2012 election.
6. Saudi runner strikes a blow for women’s rights in front of a crowd of 80,000
Minutes after sentimental crowd favorite Rene Hererra got a massive ovation for finishing in last place at London’s Summer Olympics of 2012, a 19-year-old Saudi woman got an even bigger crowd reaction by also finishing in last place. The difference is that she was the first Saudi woman to ever compete in the Olympics.
7. Female streaker robs Tiger Woods of the crowd’s attention
During the 2013 Presidents Cup in Ohio, a woman took every eye in the crowd away from superstar golfer Tiger Woods by running across the golf course in only a thong and pasties.
8. Singer throws eggs at professional jerkasaurus Simon Cowell
In the midst of a 2013 taping of Britain’s Got Talent, thirty-year-old singer Natalie Holt interrupted a performance by two male singers by rushing onto the stage and throwing eggs at the perpetually rude judge Simon Cowell—and at least one of them hit him!
9. Dancing audience member takes to the stage and outshines LL Cool J
At a 2013 concert, rapper LL Cool J invited a woman onstage to dance. He probably didn’t expect her to steal the show, or he may not have asked her in the first place.
10. Sign-language interpreter puts on a better performance than Wu-Tang Clan
At Tennessee’s Bonnaroo festival in June 2013, a female sign-language translator put more chutzpah into her signing than the Wu-Tang boys did into their rapping.