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Nike Broadens Our Vision of Athleticism For Pride By Showcasing Mother Leiomy—the Wonder Woman of Vogue

Vogue, as an art form, didn't start with the hit Madonna song. It started decades earlier in the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s, which sprung up in response to decades of racism in the ballroom scene going back as early as the 1930s, where white gay men wouldn't let gay men of color participate, and if they did, they never won prizes. Right now, there is a reigning queen of vogue. She's known as Mother Leiomy, and Nike has recognized her greatness during Pride Month.

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Serena Williams Won the Australian Open While Pregnant, So People Are Policing Her Body Again

After Serena Williams won the Australia Open while pregnant, New Scientist asked, "Could pregnancy have helped Serena Williams win the Australian Open?" Um.

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Won Better Pay and Benefits with Solidarity, Grit, and Some Seriously Nerdy Teamwork

After a long battle, the U.S. women's national soccer team has won better pay, improved parental leave, and increased support for women's soccer nationwide. They collaborated intensely and inclusively with each other to produce this contract.

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Justice! Soccer Fans Finally Convicted for Unbelievably Racist Harassment on Paris Train

Funny how the most horrifically racist things are so often done by the self-proclaimed least racist people you know, huh?

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Feminism Around the World: Fareeha Tafim is India’s Wushu Warrior Girl

14-year-old Fareeha Tafim is a Muslim girl from Hyderabad in India. While Hindus comprise the majority of people in Hyderabad, Muslims are a large minority, and Fareeha attends a Muslim school. That school began giving female students lessons in wushu, a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts that has become increasingly popular in India. Why teach it to schoolgirls? Because of the epidemic of violence against women and girls they face.

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Let’s Watch Robots Fall Down Adorably at the Robot World Cup 2016

The Robot World Cup is a triumph for robotics. But the best part ... is when the robots fall down. It's so cute.

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Angry Seattle Sports Fans Lash Out at Majority-Female Council After Vote Regarding Sports Arena

Angry Sports Fans Lash Out at Majority-Female Council

The Seattle City Council recently voted down a land use ordinance that all but made the construction of a basketball arena impossible. As it turns out, the voting came down along gender lines, and considering the fact that the City Council is made up of a majority of women, the response to the vote has been incredibly, well, misogynistic.

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Players Make Federal Complaint of Wage Discrimination

On Wednesday, five prominent members of the U.S. women's soccer team filed a federal complaint accusing U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination. Despite generating nearly $20 million more in revenue last year than the U.S. men's soccer, and winning with far more consistency than the men's team, players on the U.S. women's team earn as little as 40% of what the male players make.

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Short Film Queen Vee Follows Basketball Referee Violet Palmer

As March Madness reaches its final games, Queen Vee is a fantastic and short watch about Violet Palmer, the first woman to officiate an NBA playoff game and one of the two first top-level women officials in any United States professional sport.

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James Corden and Anna Kendrick Act out the History of Sports Movies in a 7-Minute Sketch

In honor of yesterday's Super Bowl, The Late Late Show with James Corden featured a "History of Sports Movies" sketch starring Anna Kendrick.

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Celebrate Your Favorite Athletes on National Girls & Women in Sports Day!

Today is the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, so lots of athletes and sports fans are spotlighting their favorite girls and women in sports!

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#OneHitMeansOut Calls for the NFL to Stop Tolerating Domestic Abuse

Mildly NSFW

This PSA from Made By Woman Media titled "Topless Women Talk NFL" calls for the NFL to stop tolerating domestic violence.

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Moronic Radio Host Rants About Kathryn Smith, the NFL’s First Female Football Coach

Apparently some sports talk show radio hosts didn't think much of the Buffalo Bills' hire, because was only a matter of hours before they were ranting and raving into their microphones about how dumb they thought this move was.

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Buffalo Bills Hire Kathryn Smith, the NFL’s First Female Coach

The NFL's Buffalo Bills have hired Kathryn Smith to be their quality control-special teams coach, marking this as the first time a major league NFL team has hired a female coach.

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School Of Saberfighting Stages Lightsaber Duel at Fencing World Championships

The School of Saberfighting is a team that specializes specifically in performing duels inspired by Star Wars.

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Serena Williams Says She’s “Still Going” to Fans And Critics in Sportsperson of the Year Speech

Serena Williams was recently named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year, and delivered a wonderful speech when she accepted her award.

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Serena Williams Is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, Racehorse Fans Cry Neigh

Ah, there's that pesky 'agenda' again.

2015 has been an amazing year for Williams, not only did she win three major titles and "built the most yawning ranking points gap between her and her closest competitor in tennis history," she did so under huge physical restraints: bone bruises, sickness, and an elbow strain among them. Casual racism and sexism also didn't make things much better.

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Olivia Munn is Not Having Your Speculative Bullshit

Whenever sports writers discuss an athlete they think is underperforming, its natural for them to speculate as to why. What's not cool? Dragging in the names of the people in their personal lives, even if they happen to be female celebrities.

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Adidas Will Provide Support to Schools That Want to Change Native Mascots

Sports brand Adidas announced that they'd provide "free design resources" along with "financial support" to high schools that want to change their Native American mascots.

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Washington “Redskins” Appeal An “Offensive Content” Ruling By Likening Themselves to Porn Trademarks

After a federal judge ruled to uphold the trademark cancellation of the Washington "Redskins" team name, on the grounds that the team's name is "offensive content," the team's legal counsel has decided to appeal that decision.

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