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Paula Sinclair on Bobbie Rosenfeld

This Week in History: On July 31, 1928, Canadian athlete Bobbie Rosenfeld won a silver medal for the 100-meter race at the Olympics. Paula Sinclair discusses the incredible range and determination of this revolutionary athlete.

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This Week in History: On July 31, 1928, Canadian athlete Bobbie Rosenfeld won a silver medal for the 100-meter race at the Olympics. Paula Sinclair discusses the incredible range and determination of this revolutionary athlete.

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Lisa Batya Feld on Annie Londonderry

This Week in History: On June 25, 1894, Annie Londonderry began her round-the-world bicycle trip. Lisa Feld discusses the impact this had on women's freedom as the concept of women on the road became socially acceptable.
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This Week in History: On June 25, 1894, Annie Londonderry began her round-the-world bicycle trip. Lisa Feld discusses the impact this had on women's freedom as the concept of women on the road became socially acceptable.

Why Women Should Be Furious About Deflategate

Disclaimer: I am a Boston girl/New Englander, born and bred. I am a Patriots fan, and I like Tom Brady (I honestly don’t understand how someone could NOT like him, but that’s a different post). I enjoy football, even though my relationship with sports is complicated as I am also a feminist.

I am mad as hell about the Tom Brady suspension.

And it has nothing at all to do with whether or not he cheated.

Shay Doron

When the reality of playing for the WNBA turned out to be less than she had dreamed, Shay Doron took her MVP skills back to her home team in Israel.

Shay Doron, 2007

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Israeli professional basketball player Shay Doron in 2007.
Courtesy of Noam Galai via Wikimedia Commons
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Israeli professional basketball player Shay Doron in 2007.

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Naama Shafir

Committed to both her athletic career and her Orthodox faith, Naama Shafir faced challenges alien to most basketball players, from walking to games on Shabbat to altering uniforms for modesty.

Sally Fox

Driven to document the real lives of women often ignored by male writers and historians, Sally Fox used photographs, paintings, and political cartoons to reveal the history of women at work and at play.

Jiggling Toward Inclusivity

This Girl Can is a nonprofit based in the UK that “is here to inspire women to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgment is a barrier that can be overcome.” In their main video campaign, women of all races, shapes, and ability levels are featured exercising and enjoying themselves. They are proud of who they are and are proud of their active lifestyles.

Deena Kastor, 2007

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Deena Kastor at the 2007 Boston Marathon.

Image courtesy of Ambibro via Wikimedia Commons.

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Deena Kastor at the 2007 Boston Marathon.

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