USA Gymnastics CEO resigns after backlash from Simone Biles and Aly Raisman

Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles.Image: mashable composite: SOPA Images / Contributor  and NBC / Contributor via getty UPDATE: October 16, 2018, 4:11 PM: Following backlash to her now-deleted September tweet criticizing Nike, CNN reported that the new interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics Mary Bono has resigned. The…

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Our culture teaches us to censure angry women. This book wants to change that.

its time to stop policing womens anger.Image: VICKY LETA / MASHABLE In the women’s final of the U.S. open, the world came face-to-face with the righteous rage of a woman on live television. What came next, however, proved that society and the media were more irked by Serena Williams’ expression…

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Arthur Ashes real legacy was his activism, not his tennis

We remember Ashe for his electrifying talent. But he had a social conscience that was way ahead of its time Fifty years ago this week, Arthur Ashe shocked the tennis world by winning the mens singles at the first US Open. No one had expected a fifth-seeded, 25-year-old amateur on…

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The World Surf League will implement pay parity for women and men

The World Surf League will pay women and men equally from next year.Image: wsl The World Surf League (WSL) has set the standard for other sports by announcing equal prize money for men and women. Coming into force from the 2019 season, the move makes it the first U.S.-based global…

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Kelly Clarkson says ‘moments of silence’ aren’t enough in the fight against gun violence

"I'm so sick of 'moment of silence.' It's not working."Image: jeff kravitz/FilmMagic Kelly Clarkson has demanded not a moment of silence for victims of gun violence, but instead a “moment of action.” Following the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas that left ten victims dead on Friday, the Billboard…

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