SHE-LOGY: Girls Playing WITH Boys
MO’NE DAVIS, 13 years old, became the first female pitcher in Little League World Series history to pitch a complete-game-shutout.
She reinforces the positive and powerful meaning of “Throw Like A Girl”.
In 2014, she became the first Little Leaguer to grace the national cover of Sports Illustrated.
This month, she launched her new project, in partnership with Make A Difference Everyday (M4D3). She designed a line of sneakers for girls and women, where a percentage of the sales will benefit Plan International’s Because I’m A Girl initiative, which combats child poverty and gender inequality on a global scale. (Read the story here.)
SHANNON SZABADOS, 29 years old, signed on for a full year with men’s team Columbus Cottonmouths.
Shannon is an ice hockey goaltender for the Canadian national hockey team. She had played for men’s hockey teams of the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference from 2007 until 2013. She was the first female to play in the Western Hockey League (WHL). She played for Canada at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics and was in goal during Canada’s gold medal wins over the U.S. After the 2010 tournament, she was named Top Goaltender and was selected to the Tournament All-Star Team. (Source: Wikipedia)
KAILLIE HUMPHRIES, 30 years old, will be one of the first women competing alongside men on the World Cup circuit this season.
Kaillie is a Canadian bobsledder and is the reigning Olympic champion in the two-woman at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. Humphries along with Elana Meyers became the first women to pilot a mixed-gender team in the first ever international four-man bobsleigh competition to allow women to compete with/against men. (Source: Wikipedia)
Source: “The Greatest Moments for Feminism in 2014”, The Huffington Post.
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