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Nintendo’s New 3DS Campaign Aims For Female Gamers With Gabrielle Douglas And Other Stars

What do All-Around Olympian gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, "Glee"‘s Diana Agron, and "Modern Family"‘s Sarah Hyland have in common? They’re just a a few of the celebrity names to appear in Nintendo‘s new female-targeted ad campaign for their 3DS and 3DSXL hand-held systems. The campaign, called “Play As You Are” is using talented, visible women to draw in players who might…

By: The Mary Sue / September 23, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas’ Mom Natalie On Raising An Olympian

Natalie Hawkins is the mother behind gold medal Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. Sixteen-year-old Douglas managed to capture the gold medal in the women's gymnastics all-around, and helped lead the U.S. women's gymnastics team to the gold medal in team competition. But Gabby couldn't have done it without the love and support of Natalie, who sacrificed…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2012

The Soapbox: Why Aren’t Black Girls Allowed To Be Girls?

This piece was originally published on xoJane.com. When I was a senior in high school [above left], I attended this college prep program held in the sanctuary of a Baptist church across the street from my grandmother's $1 Soul Food restaurant in south central Los Angeles. High-achieving nerds from all over the city would meet up every…

By: Helena Andrews / August 8, 2012

Olympics 2012: The Best Photos From The Women’s Gymnastics’ Floor & Beam Finals!

Sadly -- well, for me at least, because I love it -- today was the last day of gymnastics events at the 2012 Olympics in London. In addition to the men's parallel bars final, the women competed in the finals for floor and beam; all three events will air tonight in the U.S. but if you…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 7, 2012

People Upset By The Appearance Of Olympic Athletes, Set Straight By The Athletes Themselves

Last week we posted about our rage over the utterly ridiculous (and unfounded) complaints circulating the web over Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas‘ hair. As we wrote it we were kind of secretly hoping that we were blowing it out of proportion, that it was a small enough story that it would never get back to Douglas herself. No…

By: The Mary Sue / August 7, 2012

Gymnast Gabby Douglas’ Mom On Deciding To Let Her Daughter Train Halfway Across The Country

"In 2010, it came to a head and I had to make a decision. There were only two factors to consider: I could either stand in the way of her dreams, or I could get on board with it. And I knew she needed another coach. I knew she needed a higher level of coaching.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 6, 2012

Find Out Who Won The Women’s Gymnastics All-Around Medals!

Hey! The women's gymnastics all-around competition was today, but it's not airing on TV until tonight and you could have only watched it live online if you have a workplace/computer setup/cable provider that allows for such things. So I'm sitting here, knowing who won what and I want to write about it because tomorrow frickin'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2012

Get It, Girls! Team USA Competes In The Women’s Team Gymnastics Finals!

We are a littttttle obsessed with Team USA's women's gymnastics team so we kept one eye on the live-stream of the team finals competition today (which airs tonight on NBC). Click through to see Gabby, McKayla, Jordyn, Kyla, and Aly competing -- but be warned: we reveal whether they won any medals at the end!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2012