A disenchanter is a skinny camel with a long snout that shows up to suck the magic out of your favorite items after you use them to thwart the DM’s plans too many times. (Alan Hunter from AD&D Fiend Folio, TSR, 1981.)
Probably the best-known example of a subaltern woman activist who achieved political power was Phoolan Devi, the low-caste dasyu sundari (‘beautiful bandit’), as she was called by local people in the Chambal region of India where she operated as the undisputed queen of the ravines. Devi became notorious after the massacre of 20 upper-class thakurs (landowners) at Behmai in Uttar Pradesh in 1981, carried out in revenge for a thakur's gang rape perpetrated against her (the worst of many abuses she had suffered). After her dramatic surrender in 1983, with which she renounced her own embittered violence and rough justice, she spent many years in jail. Eventually, however, she became an MP, announcing her desire to work for the poor, the downtrodden, the exploited and the so-called “most backwards castes.”… Phoolan was a dramatic and highly visible symbol of the political assertion of subaltern women and the oppressed lower castes of India. Her very presence effected a continuing protest against the deeply entrenched, oppressive treatment of Dalits in India. Phoolan Devi herself was assassinated in 2001. As popular hero, she became the first woman to join the symbolic iconography of champions of the poor and oppressed, alongside Che Guevara, Frantz Fanon, and Subcommandante Marcos.
-Robert C. Young, Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction