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Hope Solo on Daily Show

Video: U.S. Women’s National Team stars advocate for equal pay on ‘Daily Show’

Two months after five USWNT players accused U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination in an action filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Women’s National Team continues to publicly advocate for their cause. This week, USWNT stars Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn and Ali Krieger went on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” to discuss …

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National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day #NGWSD

Our friends at Up2UsSports and Coach Across America put together this great infographic to celebrate the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. Lots of important info that everyone should know!Related Posts Jennie Finch Talks Softball, Women’s Sports Today in History: Billie Jean King …

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Ladyball

Ladyball: Women’s Sports Equipment Doesn’t Need to Be Pink

If you’re a sports fan, chances are you’ve stumbled upon something called Ladyball recently. If not, Ladyball is a bright new soccer ball designed specifically for women. Do women really need their own pink ball? The launch created quite a firestorm on social media. Read on to find out what all the fuss is about. …

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Why Women Are at Increased Risk for Concussions

The topic of concussions has taken center stage of late, most prominently with the release of the movie “Concussion” in December 2015. Concussion is derived from the Latin concutere (“to shake violently”) or concussus (“action of striking together”). Even with the heavy coverage of the college and pro-athlete concussion rates, there’s one group of athletes not getting much attention – women. …

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enviro fashion

Are You An Environmentally Friendly Fashionista? You Should Know This!

One thing we worry about in our daily lives is how to be environmentally friendly. Of course, you can recycle and be green around the home, but when it comes to looking good it may at first seem like you will have to stick to a lot of polluting companies to look fashionable, there are a …

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Like a Girl

The term #LikeAGirl has never been more relevant

Gender equity in sports may still be lacking, but it’s more important than ever that girls and women be seen as athletic role models, and the term ‘Like A Girl’ be seen as powerful rather than derogatory. The #LikeAGirl campaign makes viewers acutely aware of the way society views women, particularly activities that are stereotypically “girly”. Boys should never  question why girls play, …

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GIRLS Self-esteem

6 Ways to Help Girls Win the War on Self-Esteem

Women may be gaining ground in the battle for equality, but they are still losing the war on self-esteem. Nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself so I was shocked to discover that girls’ self-esteem peaks at nine or ten years of age and plummets before they’re even teenagers.  What this means …

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Heidi Klum

Supermodels & Stars Show Up for Annual Up2Us Gala Supporting Youth Sports

The stars showed up for the 2nd Annual Up2Us Gala in New York City on Wednesday (May 14) including supermodel and TV host Heidi Klum rocking a stunning leopard-print skirt and corn rows. Klum was joined on the red carpet by an eclectic mix of supporters that included Sandra Bernhard and Kyle Maclachlan along with athletes Sarah Hughes, Prince Amukamara, …

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Jackie Joyner Kersee Run Jump Throw

Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee on Running Jumping & Throwing

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a six-time Olympic medalist, a four-time world champion and one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time. Pretty Tough contributor Cara Hawkins recently caught up with Joyner-Kersee to look back on her career and to discuss her  involvement with a new national youth activity initiative.  “Run Jump Throw” is an educational …

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