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8 Things You Should Know About Elizabeth Holtzman, Pioneering Politician And Serial Glass Ceiling Smasher

August 11, 2016 by

In 1972, Elizabeth Holtzman, a 31-year-old woman who had never run for public office, ran for Congress. Her rival mocked her campaign, the Democratic political "boss" dismissed her, and a major newspaper focused on her height and weight instead of the substance of her platform. Undeterred, Liz went on to win that race, ... [Read More]

Renee Goust Writes/Performs Musical Response To Being Called A ‘Feminazi’

Singer Renee Goust Writes/Performs Response To Ignorant Trolls Who Called Her A ‘Feminazi’

August 10, 2016 by

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Renee Goust is a feminist, and has been since learning "the actual meaning of the word, which just seeks equality between men and women." But when she started to voice her opinion online, the trolls crawled out of their social media caves, spewing "hateful messages", which included calling ... [Read More]

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5 Things You Should Know About History-Making Olympic Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina

August 9, 2016 by

"On the podium, everyone is the same whether you are 40 or 16. You have to go out and do your routine and your jumps." Over a gymnastics career that has spanned more than a quarter century, she’s won nine world championship medals on vault (a record for most individual medals on a single apparatus) plus ... [Read More]

Whether She Wins A Medal Or Not, Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Makes History In Rio

Whether She Wins A Medal Or Not, Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Makes History In Rio

August 9, 2016 by

By now you have likely heard of U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, the fencing phenom from New Jersey who became the first American athlete to compete at the Rio Olympic Games in a hijab (headscarf). While she didn’t win an individual medal this week, Ibtihaj has made a different kind of history. ... [Read More]

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Twittersphere Corrects Chicago Tribune’s Sexist Tweet About Bronze Medal Winner Corey Cogdell-Unrein

August 8, 2016 by

Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune tweeted a link to a story* they did on Team USA’s Corey Cogdell-Unrein after she won the bronze medal in women's trap shooting… but rather than name the accomplished three-time Olympian, they opted, ... [Read More]

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Meet The 6-Year-Old Baller Whose Crazy Dribbling Skills Have Earned Her Phenom Status

August 8, 2016 by

Samaya Clark-Gabriel is your average 6-year-old, but when she has a basketball in her hands something truly extraordinary happens. Over the last few months, the pint-sized baller has developed a crazy skill set that defies age, physicality, and logic, earning her the hometown moniker "Brooklyn Phenom". ... [Read More]

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10 Wise And Witty Quotes From Lucille Ball That Remind Us Why We Love Lucy

August 6, 2016 by

On October 15, 1951, I Love Lucy made its television debut, cementing Lucille Ball’s status as one of America's top comedic actresses, and pioneering a new sitcom genre that would influence countless family-related sitcoms for years to come. The success of the show was unmatched, as was Lucille’s perfectionism and hard work. ... [Read More]

Olympic Boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields And Her Fight For Gold

Olympic Boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields And Her Fight For Gold

August 4, 2016 by

There are thousands of athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and all of them have a story about their journey, but one that has really captivated us is that of boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. In 2012, Claressa became the first American woman to earn an Olympic gold medal in boxing, a monumental achievement for anyone, but especially for a then 17-year-old living in poverty in Flint, ... [Read More]

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