Four Pins may be a style blog for men, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the women in our lives—strong women like Emily Dickinson, Katharine Hepburn and Mother Teresa. Oh, they’re dead? Well, those were all of the good ones, so I guess we’re going to have to settle on who's left.

I guess our resident female contributor, Rachel, might have been better suited to write this article about women’s empowerment in the past year, but fuck it. Rachel, if you’re reading this, I assume that you are in hysterics. Just find the closest policeman or adult male to help straighten you out until you’ve come to your senses. Here are the 20 amazing things we think we learned about women this past year.

Matt Rimer is a writer living in Boston. Follow him on Twitter here.