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The Charlottsville Cavaliers were heading into the last rounds of the National Travel Basketball Association’s tournament in South Carolina, triumphant after a five-game winning streak in the 11-and-under bracket. Another victory seemed imminent, until an announcement came from tourney officials: the Cavs were disqualified, because one of their players, ten year old Kymora Johnson, is a girl. Her offense? Daring to compete.  “I was, like, shocked,” Kymora told The Washington Post. “And disappointed.” Ironically, Johnson has played in this very tournament the last two years without complaint. This...
After Coty Richardson, a professor at Northwest Christian University, announced her pregnancy last May, her employer responded not with congratulations but demands. To keep her job at this century-old private institution in Eugene, Oregon, the professor needed to either deem the pregnancy a mistake and part ways with the child’s father (also her boyfriend of twelve years), or marry him. Asking for privacy regarding her personal life, Richardson refused to comply. Unceremoniously, on July 22, she received a termination letter from Dennis Lindsay, a former “bible...
Some people think that jobs in engineering, which require some serious brainpower, are only held by men. It’s absolutely preposterous that a woman could do work in that field, right? You can't have children/wear dresses/do anything conventionally woman-like and be an engineer, right? Wrong. Thus, Isis Wegner created #ILookLikeAnEngineer to dismantle this sexist way of thinking. Here’s some of the lovely ladies of technology:   All images via Twitter Read more on BUST.com: LEGO's Newest Characters Encourage Girls To Explore Math And Science Silly Barbie, Coding Is For Boys! 5 Things More Distracting Than...
The shoes have come off. And the punches have been thrown. The real Cookie Lyon is upset and suing the Empire show creators for stealing her life story. Empire centers around Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and the entertainment business he has amassed through drug money. Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) is the ex-wife who took the fall for their drug business. In real life, Cookie is actually Sophia Eggleston – or so she says. Eggleston’s large suit of $300 million is not going unnoticed and defendants are saying...
Europeans have been baking with olive oil for thousands of years, so they know that if you partially freeze olive oil, it acts a lot like butter. Once in the oven, the cold pockets of oil react with the heat to make steam, creating flakiness. About an hour before starting to bake, place the olive oil in a thin plastic container. Freeze until it’s opaque and congealed but still soft, like the consistency of slightly melted sorbet. Top this pie with a scoop of coconut-milk...