A heroic woman of great stature, courage and strength. She exudes fearlessness. Dating back to the times of antiquity, if a woman surpassed the expectations of her gender she was honored with the title and word.
2.) A loud, overbearing woman.
Albanian sworn virgin
In order to obtain her human rights, she has strapped on an iron-clad chastity belt to live life as a man. With this respect, she can now earn money, sing, get drunk and run a household. She can inheirit the family property. This practice also happens in Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia. Click here to view Portraits of Sworn Virgins