Arlene Pieper spent five decades not knowing she deserved a spot in sport history and women’s history, before being celebrated as the first woman to run a sanctioned marathon.
Author: Audrey Andrews
Gina Lucrezi, Founder of Trail Sisters, Is Taking Sexism in Running Head On
Gina Lucrezi, founder of Trail Sisters, is taking sexism in the trail running world head on and empowering women in sports.
“When I started Trail Sisters it was because I was frustrated women weren’t represented in this area I am passionate about.”
Trump Attacks Michigan Gov. Whitmer After His Supporters Conspire to Kidnap Her
Thirteen men have been charged in connection with a conspiracy to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. After news broke of the arrests, Trump tweeted, “Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job” and continued to criticize her in subsequent tweets.
Emma Gatewood: More Than “Grandma”
On September 25, 1955, Emma Gatewood, 67, became the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
Unable to classify Gatewood as a hiker, the press deemed her “Grandma.” Of course, she was so much more: Hiker Gatewood, Pioneer Gatewood, Mother Gatewood, Leader Gatewood, Sister Gatewood, Friend Gatewood.
Mike Pence on Mulan: “Women in Military, Bad Idea”
With the upcoming release of the live-action version of Mulan on Disney+, an op-ed written by Vice President Mike Pence has resurfaced. In the op-ed, Pence makes a variety of dubious claims, from suggesting Mulan is liberal propaganda to arguing he was “victimized” by the film.
McDonald’s Sues Ex-CEO, Exposing Toxic Culture of Sexual Harassment
The mounting allegations against former McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook is just the latest development demonstrating how McDonald’s has historically failed to address sexual harassment at all levels of the company.
A recent poll found that 76% of non-managerial female McDonald’s workers have been sexually harassed. Of these women, 12% were sexually assaulted or raped.
Trump Attacks “Those [Women] from Michigan”
While Michigan is “in the fight of its life,” Secretary of State Benson, Governor Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel receive no support from Trump.
Women, Incarceration and COVID-19
Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population. How do they fit into the criminal justice movement? And how dire is COVID-19?
Americans Don’t Want Politicians Using COVID-19 to Attack Abortion
A recent poll makes clear: Americans do not want abortion access restricted during the COVID-19 crisis.
Overall, 65 percent of Americans said politicians should not attack reproductive freedom during the pandemic.
The Coronavirus Recession is a “She-cession”
The word “shecession” appeared in the The New York Times for the first time in its nearly 170 years of publishing over the weekend. And with good reason.