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  1. Penny Marshall To Direct Biopic of Effa Manley, The First Woman In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

    Penny Marshall - famous for directing A League of Their Own, the story of an all-female baseball league during WWII - is heading back to the baseball diamond, taking on the story of Effa Manely, the first-ever women to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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  2. Willie Murphy is 77 Years Old and She Can Deadlift Twice Her Own Weight

    Supergirly!

    If you're looking for a reason to get to the gym in this busy, cold, food-filled time of the year, look no further than Willie Murphy, the World National Powerlifting Federation's 2014 Lifter of the Year. Now queue up "Eye of the Tiger" and hope that you're half as badass as one of Ms. Murphy's little fingers when you're that age.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Historic Women in STEM Cameo Jewelry

    Things I Need Today.

    Auberg Designs is now hand-making these beautiful Historical Women in STEM pendants! Including Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace, Hypatia, Sophie Germaine, Hedy Lamarr, and Marie Curie. If you dig them, everything in the shop is 20% off today! (via Facebook)

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  4. Review: Olympic Swimming Documentary Touch The Wall Celebrates Female Friendship And Strength

    100% Couch Potato friendly.

    I am not an athletic person. In highschool I loathed PE with a pure, righteous anger, and I still haven't gotten over my ensuing hate for organized sports. Given my proud couch potato status, I was surprised by the ways in which Touch the Wall, a documentary about Olympic swimming champs Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce, still resonated with me.

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  5. Eighteen-Year-Old Basketball Player With Inoperable Brain Cancer Gets Her Own Wheaties Box

    Today in "champions..."

    In addition to being awarded the Pat Summitt Most Courageous award by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, Lauren Hill has also been given what the Washington Post describes as "one of the singular honors in the world of athletic": she's featured on a box of Wheaties.

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  6. WWE Studios Is Doing a Cheesy, Feel-Good Movie About Female Wrestlers Called Queens of the Ring

    Not sure if want.

    WWE Studios and Karé Productions' Queens the Ring actually looks... surprisingly not that bad. Better than I was expecting, certainly, though still schmaltzy in a vaguely made-for-TV-movie kind of way, but it could be good. What do you think?

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  7. 12-Year-Old Girl Calls Dick’s Sporting Goods Out On Lack Of Representation; Dick’s C.E.O Responds Like A Champ

    Nothing but net. Internet.

    When 12-year-old basketball player McKenna Peterson realized that the recent Dick's Sporting Goods catalog didn't have any representation of female athletes, she took matters into her own capable hands and sent the company an amazingly sassy letter.

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  8. The Mary Sue Interview: Medieval Full-Contact Steel Fighter Sandra Lagnese

    BRING THE BOHURTS!

    As I wandered through the hotel maze of Dragon Con a few weekends ago in Atlanta, Georgia, I found myself in the basement of the Hyatt looking at a sign that said "The Armory." While there I met Sandra Lagnese, who participates in full-contact medieval steel fighting—aka bohurts—and was one of the first women to join the Armored Combat League USA Knights team. Yeah, I was impressed too.

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  9. No, You’re Crying Over Gisele Bündchen’s Under Armour Ad Campaign

    It's insPITational. (Phew, had to get that out of my system. )

    I am a total sucker for Under Armour's recent ads. The company has recently emphasized the power of women not typically considered "athletes" (their last commercial showed underdog ballerina Misty Copeland sticking it to her critics), and now Gisele Bündchen has literally entered the ring in a video which shows her kickboxing underneath projections of actual comments made about her online.

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  10. Kacy Catanzaro’s Historic Run On American Ninja Warrior Is At An End

    Damn you, jumping spider!

    ...at least until she comes back next year to kick that jumping spider's ass good and proper, I assume. Only one woman has ever successfully gotten past that particular obstacle: fellow finalist Meagan Martin, who has four inches on the the five-foot-tall Catanzaro. She didn't make it through to the second stage, but her run was still really impressive. You can check it out under the jump.

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