When the world was young, a strong and manly demon arose. He pleased the Gods who granted him victory over all men. He tormented the earth and the Gods themselves.
A woman, frail, weak, challenged him. They fought for 9 days.
On the tenth day, he was destroyed. By devi, Shakti, Mahishasuramardini.
She was woman.
(55 word microfiction on the day of Vijayadasami. More microfiction here and here)