BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 07, 2012
9-year-old starting quarterback Sam Gordon is the star of the Gremlin youth boys tackle football team. Sam’s stats: 1,911 rushing yards, 8.2 yards-per-carry, 25 touchdowns, 65 tackles. According to Sam’s dad, Brent Gordon, there were 172 kids who tried out for a Gremlin team, and Sam tested the fastest in every single speed and agility drill. There’s no doubt about it: Sam is a football star.
Oh, yeah. And Sam’s a girl.
A video ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 15, 2012
When I read that a cafe in Tokyo is providing customers the offer to sleep with a girl for about $80, I was like, hold the phone. It’s not what you’re probably thinking, though--it’s quite literally just sleeping.
If you feel like splurging, you can pay an additional 1000 yen (roughly $13) for your female snuggler to pat you on your head while you sleep, or you can stare at each other for one minute (staring contest, go!). The ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 11, 2012
Girls in school uniforms in Haiti
Happy International Day Of The Girl!
If you haven’t heard, today is the UN’s first-ever International Day Of The Girl. Today, people around the world will come together to talk about girls: their rights, their lives, and what we can do to empower them.
Last night, 10x10 celebrated International Day Of The Girl by kicking off its global action campaign for girls’ education with an exclusive event at the ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Aug 08, 2012
This week the New Yorker features a piece written by Lena Dunham, the writer, actor, and director of HBO series Girls. It’s entitled First Love: Memories of an Elusive Boyfriend and is an account of her Oberlin college boyfriend who she met during her junior year. The first time they meet in the story, he walks into the cafeteria holding his male friend’s hand. He pursues Dunham and then she falls hard for him. They move in together and hardly ever have sex. ... Read More
The top 100 names that were all the rage in 1940 have dropped almost 700 spots, Find My Past reported recently. This is a harsh contrast to how far the most popular boys names dropped- hardly at all- by only 100 spots. This may point to the way in which we view ourselves and our daughters.
As Gloria Steinem said, "We are becoming more like the men we wanted to marry. Taking their jobs, and in some cases, their first names."
An apt observation from the ... Read More