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Ella Bruning, the only girl in this year's Little League Baseball World Series and just the 20th to play in competition, helped Texas beat Washington.
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“We set out to understand what women of all sizes wanted from fashion and the shopping experience and were inspired to revolutionize every area of our business – from how we fit and design our products, to how we communicate to customers in stores and online – to ensure that all women feel welcome and represented.”
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"Anything that feels super gendered or patriarchal or anything that supports the notion that women are property to be handed off from one man to another man — all those things are things that have been questioned," says Cindy Savage, a wedding planner based in Seattle.
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The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that next year’s 64th annual awards will be produced with a contractual requirement designed to ensure equity and inclusion at all levels of production. The rider requires the production company staging the Grammys to recruit, audition, interview, and hire onstage and offstage people who have been historically and systematically excluded from the industry.
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A report released Tuesday by a law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate gender disparities among the governing body's championship events found that the NCAA "prioritizes men’s basketball, contributing to gender inequity," and that internal support systems and television contracts contribute to the NCAA "significantly undervaluing women’s basketball as an asset."
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So far, Canada has won 11 medals, each earned by women. The latest Olympic medal comes after Team Canada's rowing team won gold in the Women’s Eight competition.
‘It just is always building’: Women’s skateboarding competition showed IOC was wise to include in Tokyo Olympics
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"‘We’re finally here.’ Female skateboarders have reached the critical mass. There’s enough now that there will be prodigies and they’re here, and they’re going to show the other girls and the world what’s possible.”
"I think they are clear examples of female athletes taking agency and telling the sport, telling the public, telling business interests that their well-being is the most important thing, and that is really transformative," says Elizabeth Daniels, a psychology professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs who studies women's sexualization in sports.