Friday News Bites: More Marriage Equality and David Bowie Goodness

That’s right, I’ve managed not one, but two news stories that involve David Bowie. We’ve also got some judges who could be heroes, just for one day…

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Leagues and Leagues of Remarkable Women

It is utterly classic for me to get extraordinarily enthusiastic about a project and then, slowly and inevitably, get dragged down in to the muck and the mire of the details of getting it going. For instance: as a child, I spent hours sculpting the characters for the stories I was of course going to write — excel spreadsheets with the color of hair, shape of forehead, style of dress, and on and on and on. The stories themselves never got all that far off the ground. Read More Leagues and Leagues of Remarkable Women

Badass Ladies of History: Kate Sheppard

In 1893, New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant universal suffrage for women over 21. The woman who led the way for this to occur was Kate Sheppard, who is a true Badass Lady of History. Read More Badass Ladies of History: Kate Sheppard

Leymah Gbowee, Tawakul Karman and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Share Nobel Peace Prize

Three women, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Libya and Tawakaul Karman of Yemen, are splitting the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.  Read More Leymah Gbowee, Tawakul Karman and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Share Nobel Peace Prize

Badass Ladies of History: Kathrine Switzer

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first woman to run the Boston marathon as a registered entrant. In previous years, women had run the race unofficially, presumably following the course without earning the same recognition as their male counterparts. It took Switzer’s race entry to change this. Read More Badass Ladies of History: Kathrine Switzer

Badass Ladies of History: Luisa Capetillo

Luisa Capetillo was one of Puerto Rico’s most recognized labor organizers and women’s rights activists.  A woman beyond her time, she was a writer, a feminist, a labor leader and an anarchist, who struggled not only to bring change to the emrging labor movement in Puerto Rico, but also as a woman who worked to provide more room in a heavily male-dominated society. Read More Badass Ladies of History: Luisa Capetillo