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New Collection Aims To Disrupt Gendered Fashions With Bold Suit Options For Girls

August 11, 2016 by

By Lori Day - There are lots of startups these days offering alternative clothing for children, but none that seek to bring to mainstream consumers the cool suit designs grabbing the media spotlight and making headlines today because they are being worn ... [Read More]

“Queen of Katwe” The True Story Of Chess Champion Phiona Mutesi’s Path From Poverty To Grandmaster

“Queen of Katwe” The True Story Of Chess Champion Phiona Mutesi’s Path From Poverty To Grandmaster

August 11, 2016 by

Not sure how this one slipped by us, but based on the trailer alone, we cannot wait to see Queen of Katwe. The inspiring film is the true story of a young girl who rose from a poverty-stricken community in Uganda to become an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair, Queen of Katwe ... [Read More]

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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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NBC Olympic Commentator Tweets That Parents of Simone Biles Are NOT Her Parents Because She’s Adopted

August 8, 2016 by

By Carrie Goldman - By now, everyone is talking about the powerful, incredible Simone Biles, the top contender for the all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. One person who is doing the talking, however ... [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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