Tag Archives: badass women

Quote of the Day: “My past is littered with the bones of men…”

TweetShe said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the N.B.A.; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly [...]
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3 things you might not know about the badass feminist icon Lauren Bacall

Tweet Actress Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday at the age of 89, was famous for her films, memorable lines, husky voice, and marriage to Humphrey Bogart. But she also challenged gender norms on screen, and was an advocate for freedom of speech and unapologetic liberal. Here are a few things you might not know about about her. Tweet
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First woman ever wins a Fields Medal for mathematics

TweetCongrats to Maryam Mirzakhani, who is the first woman to win the Fields Medal! Basically the Nobel Prize of mathematics, the honor has gone to 56 men since it began back to 1936. Born and raised in Iran, Mirzakhani studied at Harvard (ironically, President Larry Summers made his infamous comments about how women are naturally bad at [...]
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Quote of the Day: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her SCOTUS colleagues’ blind spot

Tweet In an interview with Katie Couric, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses her amazing dissent in the Hobby Lobby case and the blind spot of the boys’ club of the Supreme Court. Affirming that contraception is something women must have “to control her own destiny,” she said she didn’t think the five male judges who [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The first female firefighter featured in FDNY calendar

TweetThe annual FDNY Calendar of Heroes, featuring 13 of New York’s firefighters, includes a woman for the first time. Danae Mines, who is one of 41 female firefighters in the New York department, graces the month of March–fittingly, Women’s History Month. She wanted to be in the calendar for awhile but “was told that it was [...]
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