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NDP to encourage calm discussion on citizenship dilemma NDP Leader Tom Mulcair chats with Mayor Denis Coderre, left, during a campaign stop in Montreal on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan iPolitics (CUP)—NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is urging tolerance and a calmer discussion about religious needs to wear face coverings when applying for …

To the editors and writers at the Fulcrum, After attending the Capital Hoops games on Friday, Feb. 6, and reading some of the reviews and articles about them over the weekend, I must say that I am quite upset and disappointed with the level of attention and importance given to the women’s game in comparison to the men’s. When I …

Christian women come together to share faith, work for social change  Photo courtesy of Matt Sangalli As I walked in to the Algonquin Commons Theatre, a number of young men greeted me enthusiastically, but I looked past and saw them: the women. Twice a year, MyChurch, a local Ottawa Christian church, hosts a We Are …

“Ideally, I’d have a PhD, I’d be a professor, my research would be fantastic, it wouldn’t suffer; but I’d also be able to have a family. I’d be married, I’d have children, and somehow my career wouldn’t have to take a hit because I took time off to have a kid—but my family also wouldn’t suffer after I go back to work after giving birth,” she said. “I wonder if it’s really possible to have all of those things.”

So I got thinking about other fabulous females in sports and came up with a few of my favourites—both real and fictional—who have said “Screw you, gender norms” and played with the boys. If you’ve been struggling to find some inspiration to get moving, check out the following chicks who kick ass at their sport.

DiMeglio is not the first female high schooler to play football in her state—records indicate 523 teenage female Floridians have donned football gear since 1973—but no other woman has ever held the prestigious position of decision-maker for her high school team.

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