Tag: making history

First Women’s Tour de France Reflects Change in Society

First Women’s Tour de France Reflects Change in Society The Tour de France Femmes begins in Paris on Sunday, July 24. By Ian Parker Former world champion Lizzie Deignan believes this weekend’s launch of the first Tour de France Femmes reflects a “turning point in society” as demands for women’s equality are heard. The first proper women’s Tour de France, an eight-day…

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11 Women Who Made History This Year

11 Women Who Made History This Year By Talia Lakritz In January, “Pose” star Michaela Jae “Mj” Rodriguez made history as the first trans actor to win a Golden Globe Award. Rodriguez beat out Jennifer Aniston, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Moss, and Christine Baranski to win the award for best actress in a TV drama at the Golden Globes, which were not…

Female Muay Thai Fighters Make History in Male-Dominated Sport

By Teirra Kamolvattanavith Since opening in 1956, Lumpinee Boxing Stadium has become one of the world’s most prestigious sites for Thailand’s martial art of Muay Thai. But the venue in Bangkok has traditionally forbidden women from fighting there—or even touching the ring—due to entrenched superstitions about menstruation and its potential to “pollute” the sacred space.  Signs placed around the ring are clear:…