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31 Badass Women Born in July

Movers, shakers and women's history-makers born in July.

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Girls on Wheels: Skater Ladies of the ’60s and ’70s

Skateboarding got its start in the 1950s and 60s thanks to surfers who were looking for ways to shred on days when the waves weren't cooperating. Once popular culture latched onto the new hobby, even stars like Farrah Fawcett were

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Vesta Tilley, Queen of Male Impersonators

Dressed to the nines in gentlemen's clothing, Vesta Tilley (nee Matilda Alice Victoria Powers) became the queen of British music halls.

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Pain Relief, Period Survival and Pregnancy: How #BirthControlHelpedMe

How #BirthControlHelpMe is helping people understand how contraception is about more than sex and no babies.

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The Only Two Women on American Banknotes

While 52 men have decorated American banknotes, only two woman to received the honor. Who were they, and who will be the woman on the forthcoming $10 bill?

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America’s First Gay Marriage Lawsuit

On May 18, 1970, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell walked into the Hennepin County courthouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, intending to obtain a marriage license. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Baker already had been fired from an air force

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STEM Women Hall of Fame: The Mother of Electronic Music

Arguably the mother of electronic music, Daphne Oram co-founded and directed the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop, one of the most famous electronic music studios ever. And though her abstract sounds might not please all ears, Oram's persistent passion for making her

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When America’s “Ugly Laws” Hid the Disabled Poor From the Public Eye

First passed in San Francisco in 1867 -- Order No. 783. To Prohibit Street Begging, and to Restrain Certain Persons from Appearing in Streets and Public Places -- "ugly laws" forbade visibly disabled poor people from panhandling and generally occupying

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30 Badass Women Born in June

Movers, shakers, and women's history makers born in June.

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Beverly “Guitar” Watkins: Over 70 and Still Shredding

Think old ladies can't shred? Blues guitarist and vocalist Beverly "Guitar" Watkins didn't put out her first album until she was 59 years old.

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