Our View: Boy Scouts are giving girls a choice

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the Girl Scouts.But a girl should have a choice.The Boy Scouts of America officially gave them one Wednesday, after announcing plans to broadly accept girls, promising that its programs could nurture girls as well as boys, and that the switch would make life easier for busy parents, who might prefer to shuttle children to a single organization regardless of gender.Instead of embracing the news, which ironically came on the International Day of the

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The fight for women sports reporters’ access to locker rooms is history — or is it?

On this day in 1977, Melissa Ludtke was barred from reporting the World Series from the teams’ locker rooms. She faced off against the MLB commissioner and won access a year later, but the attitudes about women in sports still linger.

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Mmegi Online :: 150 countries in Botswana for softball congress

Source: Mmegi Online :: 150 countries in Botswana for softball congress

Natalya Neidhart: Barely practised but threw a strike | | Calgary Sun

Source: Natalya Neidhart: Barely practised but threw a strike | | Calgary Sun

The Dolly Vardens, Philadelphia’s 19th-century all-Black women baseball teams – Beyond the Box Score

Dolly Varden was a name given to most things in Reconstruction Era America, but the most unique and profound application belongs to Philadelphia’s two all-Black women baseball teams.

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Nationals honor one-handed ballplayer Brittany Apgar before Game 5 | Recreation | greensboro.com

The 14-year-old from Pleasant Garden, who was born without a right hand, helped her D.C. Force travel team win a national championship this summer.

Source: Nationals honor one-handed ballplayer Brittany Apgar before Game 5 | Recreation | greensboro.com

Boy Scouts will allow girls to join, earn Eagle Scout rank

The decision was reportedly unanimous.

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the great unknown-a short film, powered by women | Indiegogo

JOIN THE REVOLUTION. Tell this story now.

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Ontario’s first all-girls baseball league a hit with Jewish youngsters | The Times of Israel

Dana Bookman’s daughter wanted to play without boys, but no options were available. Now, the mom’s initiative has grown nearly tenfold in a year to include more than 350 players

Source: Ontario’s first all-girls baseball league a hit with Jewish youngsters | The Times of Israel

Trump just officially made it easier for employers to stop covering birth control – Vox

The new rules let big companies end contraceptive coverage — and take effect immediately.

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