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‘Good Girls Revolt’ Reflects Every Feminist

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The fight for gender equality wasn’t triggered by one person or one story. It gained strength over time as women of different backgrounds and experiences came together around the same goal – to demand the same opportunities men have.

“Good Girls Revolt,” a new series from Amazon about the female employees of a national magazine in the late 1960s, stays true to the diverse history of stories that grew the women’s movement into the continuing force it is now. Continue reading “‘Good Girls Revolt’ Reflects Every Feminist”

Women’s Wrestling To Make History Sunday

Nick Nelson – Alexandria, VA

Two things will occur this coming Sunday in professional wrestling that have never happened before. For the first time in wrestling history, two women, Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair, will fight a “Hell in a Cell” match, headlining a major professional pay-per-view. Continue reading “Women’s Wrestling To Make History Sunday”

New Kid in the Cubicle: Reflections On Entering the Wonky Workforce

By Alexis Cheney – @Alexis-Cheney

I started my first full-time job as a paralegal in the Department of Justice a little more than two months ago. After graduating from college, I spent months anticipating the monumental debut of my professional career. What exact projects would I work on? Who would be my colleagues? What would my office look like? A host of unknowns flickered vaguely in the distance until they blinded me when I walked through the office door on my first day. Continue reading “New Kid in the Cubicle: Reflections On Entering the Wonky Workforce”

World War II Pilot Wins Final Fight for Equality

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

Elaine Harmon’s ashes were laid to rest last week in Arlington National Cemetery, making her as one of the first Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) to be honored at the famous veteran burial site.

Though Harmon may not be a name discussed in history books, she, along with more than 1,000 other women, flew as WASPs during World War II because of a shortage of male pilots. Continue reading “World War II Pilot Wins Final Fight for Equality”

Fox News Sexual Harassment Case One of Many

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

The lawsuit between News Anchor Gretchen Carlson and Fox News was settled this week for $20 million, after Carlson accused former boss, Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment in July.

Carlson, 50, filed a lawsuit against 21st Century Fox, claiming her contract was not renewed because she complained about unwanted sexual advances from Ailes.
Continue reading “Fox News Sexual Harassment Case One of Many”

The Secret Brains Behind NASA

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Carl Sagan. These are the names that first come to mind when you think of NASA history – but you would be overlooking key figures who helped make NASA what it is today. The upcoming film “Hidden Figures” shares the untold story of three African-American women who made the first moon landing possible.    Continue reading “The Secret Brains Behind NASA”

First ESPN female baseball analyst battles sexism on the airwaves

By Nick Nelson – Alexandria, VA

Baseball has countless female fans, but it’s rarely had female commentators. Sure, there are some sprinkled through – Suzyn Waldman, for instance, has been a color commentator for Yankees radio since 2005. But even in the 21st century, where female sports fans are a large marketing demographic, Jessica Mendoza became the first women to provide widespread commentary for ESPN’s MLB coverage in 2015 – a position she now holds full-time with the Sunday Night Baseball team. Continue reading “First ESPN female baseball analyst battles sexism on the airwaves”

About Time: Women Lawyers to be Taken Seriously

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The American Bar Association amended its ethics rules last week to include any sexist comments or actions as professional misconduct. Translation: Female lawyers will no longer be referred to as “honey,” “darling,” “sweetheart” or “cupcake” in the courtroom. Continue reading “About Time: Women Lawyers to be Taken Seriously”

Female Senators Join U.S. Women’s Soccer in Fight for Equal Pay

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

Despite the U.S. Women’s Soccer team coming up short on a fifth Olympic gold medal, Senators Patty Murray and Dianne Feinstein have renewed their commitment in seeking equal pay for the team. Continue reading “Female Senators Join U.S. Women’s Soccer in Fight for Equal Pay”

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