The sexist coverage in Rio joins a rich tradition that dates back over 100 years.
“Remember when you started crying when that girl won air rifle? We didn’t even watch air rifle.”
We’ve come far. But there’s a long way to the promised land, and if we’ve learned anything in Rio it’s that the literal century-old fight for women’s full inclusion in a historic event isn’t over yet.
As of Friday, the list stood at 257 Olympians, 11 Paralympians, and 10 Olympic alternate/reserve athletes, with additions already rolling in as more athletes come out.
Stadium manager Marjorie Enya proposed to her girlfriend, Brazilian rugby sevens player Isadora Cerullo, calling her the “love of her life.”
Midfielder turned defender Kelley O’Hara tells a cautionary tale about a traumatic experience she and her teammates had when they traveled to Brazil with the U-17 National Team.
“The Dark Closet Private Conversation Area.”
Double Dare, colonial handwriting, birth control and poverty, LGBT bullying in Ireland, safe online spaces for the youths, poverty and the yummiest foods, Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual and Ellen Page in a movie, Stefanie Dolson is out out out and so much more!
“Here are some strategies that I’ve developed in order to survive each new season of bodies doing things inside of lines.”
These women mounted movements, won awards, told important stories, and otherwise shook the sh*t out of this planet in 2015.
Britney Spears is thinking of the queer children, two trans activists in Ecuador are expecting, Bo Obama just turned 7, a bunch of high schoolers f*cking hate the Westboro Baptist Church, and I put a photo in here of Kate McKinnon dressed as Dana Scully in middle school. AND MORE!
“She has done it longer and better than any active athlete in America. She has done it all by herself. She has done it right in the middle of a perfect storm misogyny and racism. And she is showing no signs of slowing down.”
Would you like to see some abs and butts today? Well, you are in luck!
The South Carolina state Senate voted to remove the Confederate flag off capitol grounds, trans people in California can be identified with the correct gender on their death certificates, ICANN’s new proposal might make doxxing easier and more news stories!
Get in here, we’ve got a lot of World Cup to discuss
“While 13.5 million viewers tune into the Women’s World Cup for the next few weeks, watching as the global elite female soccer players battle it out for the title of “Best in the World,”the New Generation Queens practice. On a field of dry brown grass in Zanzibar, a remote island off the coast of Tanzania, they are solemn, focused, and fearless.”
Governor Cuomo issues emergency measures for nail salons, the Obama administration clarifies what birth control is covered under the Affordable Care Act, a trans woman is suing Barnes & Noble and more news stories!
You can watch women’s basketball nonstop this weekend, if you want to. What a time to be alive!
Where Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson become our favorite lesbian couple and we all get married. You’re going to need some tissues for this one. Or a blow horn.
From girl power to domestic violence, these are the ads screening during today’s big organized athletic event between two teams from I think the United States that have something in them for the rest of us. Mindy Kaling’s in one!