On September 20, 1973, women’s tennis star Billie Jean King faced off against Bobby Riggs in an exhibition match dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes.” The 55-year-old Riggs, a former Wimbledon champion, believed he could still beat any woman player, and, after much prodding, King eventually took him up on the challenge.
Spanos says American Girl "still considers the historical characters to be the heart of the brand." But the marketing spotlights suggest otherwise.
-Many parents begin to wonder about the sex of their baby as soon as they discover they're having a baby. Women have 2 X chromosomes and men have an X and Y.
Rowland, American Girl underwent an incremental but noticeable shift after their acquisition by Mattel in 1998.
In 2008, historical dolls that were previously considered core to the brand were "archived," the doll term for "going to a nice farm." Samantha, Kirsten and the headstrong colonial character, Felicity, are no longer sold by American Girl.
Larry Summers, who served as Former President Clinton’s Secretary of Treasury, President Obama’s Director of the White House United States National Economic Council, and Harvard’s president, stirred up the pretty big 2005 debate about women’s representation in the science and math fields.
Essentially, Summers concluded that there is “relatively clear evidence” of an innate difference between men and women, and that men will always dominate the technological fields due to… Because Mother Nature doesn’t want women dabbling in engineering or computers because there are sandwiches to be made, or whatever. People freaked out and studies were done, and things were proven and disproven, but for some reason, the debate still exists.
However, students from Sydney Girls High (the sister school of Sydney Boys High), saw the situation differently — and for good reason.
In an open letter printed in The Sydney Morning Herald, the girls point out, rightly that the fact that this video went viral proves that more people sit up and take notice of the discrimination women face when it is told by men.“The fact that a tokenistic video, which appropriates women’s voices and reinforces the idea that women’s experiences must be voiced by men in order to be validated, has gained international praise is troubling.”When she spoke out in support for the girls' open letter, feminist writer Clementine Ford pointed out, “They are 100% correct when they highlight that men who speak about feminism are praised and platformed in mainstream places while women who discuss the same things from a place of experience are derided and, in many cases, subjected to vicious abuse.”Read more: 16 Badass Feminist Quotes From ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Star Emma Watson“As female students we experience first-hand the objectification and devaluing of women by male students,” stated the letter.
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Jennie, the only young woman competing, won by inventing Twivo, an awesome hack that allows you to check your Twitter before you’ve had the chance to catch up on your favorite T. shows and NOT totally have the episodes spoiled by your Twitter feed.