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19-Year-Old Tennis Champ Eugenie Bouchard Asked Stupid/Sexist Question About Her Celebrity Dream Date

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"I'm sorry, they asked me to say this..."

On Monday, 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal became the first Canadian tennis player in history to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. That’s pretty cool, right? But what inquiring minds really want to know is what celebrity this teenager would like to date. Keep reading »

The Olympics Thought Ski Jumping Was Bad For Your Delicate Lady Uterus

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the first time ever that women’s ski jumping will be a sport. Previously, women were only allowed to test the courses for the men. The International Olympic Committee has long said women were excluded from competition because the category does not have enough elite female competitors, a charge actual women ski jumpers disputed. So it is with great “Ugh”-ing and eyerolling that I point out the actual fucked-up, sexist, medically inaccurate belief that was (not officially, but still) holding women back: ski jumping is bad for the uterus. Keep reading »

Pool Accommodates Muslim Women, Fox News Frets About Sharia Law

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  • Fox News has predictably idiotic things to say about a Midwestern swimming facility that will accommodate Muslim women by closing the pool to men for one-hour per day. SHARIA LAW IS COMING FOR US ALL! [Think Progress]
  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry wrote up the consummate readers’ syllabus on Black feminism. [MSNBC]
  • Also, this weekend, Harris-Perry read an open letter to Angela Corey, the Florida State Attorney responsible for putting Marissa Alexander in jail. Alexander fired a gun into the air when she was being attacked by her abusive ex-husband — for this, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Alexander was released on bond in time for Thanksgiving and is awaiting a new trial. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Kickass Women Of The Day: These Two Ladies Are DIY-ing The Summer Olympics

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Kickass Women Of The Day: These Two Ladies Are DIY-ing The Summer Olympics

In case you were looking for some inspiration for your morning run, two British women have dedicated themselves to trying out all 114 summer Olympic events available to women in the 2016 Brazil Olympic games. Keep reading »

Watch The Jump Roping World Champion Do Things You’ve Only Dreamed Of

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Watch The Jump Roping World Champion Do Things You've Only Dreamed Of
Tori Boggs' jump roping skills will blow your mind

I’m impressed by someone who can skip rope for more than 30 seconds without tripping on the thing. Double Dutch is like beyond impressive to me. But what nine-time world rope-skipping champion and captain of the U.S. National Jump Rope Team Tori Boggs can do with a jump rope blows my damn mind. Her skills are so out of this world that they earned her a full scholarship to Ohio State University. I didn’t know there was a such thing as competitive jump roping, but now that I do, I must learn how to do these things. As Joey Lawrence would say, WHOA. [Huffington Post]

Poll: Should There Be An Age Limit For Mixed Martial Arts Fighting?

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This morning, I happened to stumble upon a CNN photo gallery of children partaking in a MMA fight … in a cage. Participants as young as age five are allowed to compete in the Thunderdome, where “they punch, kick, tackle and choke each other,” with their hands and feet.

I asked myself, “How many parents would actually let their kids do this?” The answer: a lot. Keep reading »

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