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First Ladies of the Olympics

By Women's Voices For Change
While we wait to see which women will make and break records in this year’s London Games, we take a look back at five First Ladies of the Olympics—groundbreaking women who made incredible firsts for women, for their sport, and for their countries.
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News · Politics

Great Implications: Title IX, 40 Years Later

By Perry Barber
Those two little words, “Title IX,” evoke reactions running the gamut from profound gratitude to outright hostility. The gratitude comes from millions of girls who have benefited immeasurably by the act’s provisions. The hostility springs from a lot of misunderstanding about what the law actually means and accomplishes.
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General Medical

Video Pick: How Title IX Impacted the 20th Century’s Greatest Female Athlete

By Women's Voices For Change
Back in the bad old days, as Perry Barber's post on Title IX notes, girls and women were assumed to be too frail for (or uninterested in) strenuous sports. Long-distance running? "Very questionable . . . an arduous sport would give you big legs, a mustache, hair on your chest, and your uterus would fall out," Kathrine Switzer, who dared to enter the all-male Boston Marathon in 1969, declares scornfully.
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