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A 50-Year-Old Woman Competed In The Olympic Speed Skating Trials, Bow To Her [VIDEO]

Jacki Munzel is our hero. After abandoning a promising career in figure skating to overcome an eating disorder, working through knee and hip injuries, giving birth, and turning fifty, Munzel decided to get back on her skates and become one of the best speed skaters in the world. At the 2014 Olympic trials, she achieved a personal best by 13 seconds. If you want a little New Year’s inspiration, let Munzel be it.

This is already a landmark year for ladies in the Winter Olympics…



Nina Edlund’s Adorable Sketchcards of DC Comics Women

Artist Nina Edlund has captured the women of DC comics perfectly in her Cryptozoic sketch card collection — and they look so cute! Here are a few of our picks from her gallery of sketchcards, but she’s drawn even more than just what we have here. Check out her website for the rest of her DC ladies!


Today in Awesome

Mystery Grandma Rocks A One-Man Concert On A Drum Kit In Wisconsin Music Store

I don’t think AD/DC ever thought that a viable re-wording of their seminal song “Let There Be Rock” would look like this: “Let there be sound, light, drums, grannies!”

Wait, grannies? Yes. Grannies.

A mysterious elderly woman walked into the Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and proceeded to play a mindblowing 15-minute drum solo, much to the surprise of other customers and the store staff. After she finished kicking ass and taking names, the woman left the store without even leaving her name.

I choose to think of her as an angel of rock and roll, delivering unto us the holy balm of awesome music. Rock on, metal granny, Rock on.

(via Jezebel)


Today in Boobs

SDCC 2013 Saw the First Woman-Moderated Movie Panel In Hall H

You’d think that, after years and years of SDCCs, there would have been at least one woman-moderated panel in the hallowed hall H, right? Wrong. This year was the first.

From the Indiewire article:

Women have moderated panels at the smaller cons before and in the other rooms at Comic-Con, but never at the main show itself. The closest it’s gotten to this before was Jenna Busch moderated a TV panel in Hall H on Sunday. But, usually those panels aren’t the 6,500 behemoths that movie panels are. They actually have removed seats from the hall for reasons I still don’t quite understand. This year, it finally happened with LA Times’ Hero Complex editor Gina McIntyre, who moderated the panel for Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem.

Women dominated San Diego Comic-Con this year in more ways than one. We’ve already reported about how women are leading the conversations when it comes to SDCC social media discussion, and now Indiewire has a great article on  how the female presence was felt at the biggest con in the country. Worth noting in particular was the “Women Who Kick Ass” panel, which featured the above lovely badasses (from left to right): Tatiana Maslany, Katee Sackhoff, Maggie Q, Danai Gurira, and Michelle Rodriguez.

Want to read more? Check out the article on Indiewire!

(via Indiewire)


this exists

Lady Rides Her Skull Adorned Motorcycle as Her Pet Bird Flies Alongside [VIDEO]

There are so many questions that must be asked about this fabulous woman.  Who is she?  Where did the skull come from? Is the bird her dæmon? Can I cosplay this even though she isn’t fictional?  This video may only be 36 seconds long, but you will rewind it again and again to make sure that you did, in fact, just see a real outlaw woman driving down the street on her bright green motor bike, accompanied by her pet bird, with rifles strapped to the wheels and handlebars, like someone strait out of dystopian science fiction.

(via OfficialSwick on YouTube)

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Great Hera!

Cool Lady of the Day: Postwoman of Steel Retires in Glory Without Taking a Single Sick Day

Deborah Ford retires today, after a career that’s older than Sesame Street, the Moon Landing, and The Brady Bunch, and that, in and of itself, would be impressive enough. But the sixty-four year old postal worker has also completed her forty-four year career without taking a single sick day.


so long and thanks for all the fish

Feminist War Hero Nancy “The White Mouse” Wake Dies at 98

Nancy Wake, pioneer feminist, once said: “I hate wars and violence, but if they come I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.”

This past Sunday, at age 98, she passed away.


i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

Ms. and Ms. Smith: Women Became Best Friends After Being WWII Spies

File this under “Kickass Ladies and Their Adorable Stories.” Betty McIntosh, 96, and Doris Boher, 88, are best friends. And, in a story just waiting to be turned into a sitcom, they both spent their youths as secret agents for the U.S. during World War II. But they didn’t even meet until well after retirement.