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AMA Member Profile: Frances Lemen Still Riding At 81

American Motorcyclist July 2018<p>Longtime AMA, Motor Maids Member<p>AMA Charter Life Member Frances Lemen took her first motorcycle ride in 1954, and she …

The Rabblerousing Queen of Grand Canyon Rafting

Ask anyone who’s been around Grand Canyon for a while about Georgie White Clark and they’ll have a story to tell you. Retired river historian Roy Webb remembers meeting Clark at Lees Ferry in 1986. She was 76 at the time. “There was this massive rubber boat on the ramp, a giant pile of ropes and …

11 Women Who Did Groundbreaking Things That Men Got The Credit For

This goes out to all the ladies who've ever had their ideas mansplained back to them.<p>The man who invented Monopoly did not invent Monopoly. Charles Darrow made millions off the game that he sold to Parker Brothers ― 30 years after a woman named Elizabeth Magie created it.<p>It’s a tale as old as time: …

‘Decolonizing’ Roller Derby? Team Indigenous Takes Up the Challenge

MANCHESTER, England — Some of the women have blue hair, others, purple, some long and plaited, others short and shaved on the sides. Tattoos depicting skates, roses and eagle feathers peek out from behind their elbowpads and kneepads. They wear a streak of red makeup across their face with three …

Indigenous Peoples

Meet the Fierce, Fearless, Sheroes of World War II

On International Women’s Day, a shout-out to Josephine Baker, Vitka Kempner, and seven other women who helped change the course of history.<p>I sat down …

Remembrance Day

The First Woman to Draw Wonder Woman

In her new memoir, <i>Last Girl Standing</i>, groundbreaking cartoonist Trina Robbins tells stories about her brushes with fame that include making clothes …

Comic Books

Record-setting polar explorer, 16, hits back at men who say she belongs in the kitchen

At 16 years old, Australian explorer Jade Hameister is the youngest person to ever complete the polar hat-trick by reaching the North and South Poles …

PETROLETTES IN HISTORY: The Night Witches

The Lady Falcon Coffee Club: Home of Rule-Breaking Blends

The Lady Falcon Coffee Club's iconoclastic attitude is captured in its namesake: the Falcon Ladies Bicycling Club were a group of bohemian women in 1860s San Francisco who flouted convention through that then-scandalous activity. It was a revolutionary act, Lady Falcon founder Buffy Maguire …

San Francisco

Church of England appoints first female Bishop of London

The Church of England allowed women to become priests in 1994 but only appointed its first female bishop in 2014<p>LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Former …

In Florence, they're bringing the works of women artists out of the basement

When it comes to art, the term “Old Master” is with us for a reason: For centuries it’s been the male artists who have attracted the interest of art historians. Great collectors and museums have paid scant attention to the existence of talented women artists from periods such as the Italian …

Women riders in their own words

With women becoming a bigger and more important slice of motorcyclists, we asked several why they ride and what they ride. Here's what they said.

Iceland’s Forgotten Fisherwomen

In the mid-1700s, a seawoman in Iceland named Björg Einarsdóttir composed a poem teasing men on her boat for their weak rowing:<p><i>Do row better my dear</i> …

Iceland

What Does It Really Cost To Travel The World on a Motorcycle?

As more and more people set out to ride around the world, the influx of information online increases: bike choices, packing tips, visa and border …

Personal Finance

The amazing life of Australia’s ‘million-dollar mermaid’

The extraordinary Australian woman broke records in the swimming pool before becoming a vaudeville performer, fitness guru and Hollywood actress.<p>The Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre resides in a large public park in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville, surrounded by a flat grassy expanse dotted with …

Swimming Pools

This crew of female bikers is transporting breast milk to babies in need on their motorcycles, and we're swooning

Coolest thing ever: a badass crew of women delivers breast milk to babies-in-need – on motorcycles. #werd.<p>The New York Milk Bank is a non-profit that …

Breast Feeding

Rediscovering History’s Lost First Female Video Game Designer

In 1976, Joyce Weisbecker programmed games for an RCA PC and console based on technology created by her dad–a significant achievement that went undocumented until now.<p>One of the first video game programmers was a young woman who’d recently graduated from high school.<p>Forty years ago, consumer …

From teen mother to NFL security chief, Cathy Lanier's rise through the law enforcement ranks

Behind a nondescript doorway there was a meeting. Men from the FBI, local police and the sheriff's department were receiving a high-level security …

Sexual Harassment

Woman becomes president of British Supreme Court in 'historic' first

The first female president of the Supreme Court has hailed a “historic day” while being sworn in as the UK’s most senior judge.<p>Baroness Hale of …

Woman becomes US Marine's first female infantry officer

A female US Marine has become the first woman to complete the Corps' notoriously gruelling infantry officer course, seeing off dozens of male …

Military

The oldest women’s motorcycle club is strictly feminine and also badass

They don’t wear pink…anymore<p>Dot Robinson soldiered through 500 miles of endurance tests. She forded rivers, waded through sand, scrambled up rutted …

Women's News

Ground Pounding At Sixteen!

<b>The highway can be quite intimating to the inexperience,</b> especially when riding for extended durations on a motorcycle. There are many factors that …

First women finish enlisted infantry training, become Army infantrymen

Moments before 18 women were about to walk across Inouye Field at Fort Benning to become brand new privates and specialists, a female drill sergeant …

So You Want To Be a Better Rider? Let’s Talk Motorcycle Training

How To Be a Better Rider? It’s All About Proper Motorcycle Training<p>I bought my first motorcycle back in 2009—a brand new BMW R 1200 R. I was 43-years …

Blue Ridge Mountains

13 Women In History Who Defied Gender Norms

Throughout history, the accomplishments of women have frequently been erased to make room for immortalizing the feats of men — and sometimes even men …

2017 Women’s Motorcycle Show Report

If you walk along Mission Road as it hugs the L.A. River just South of 101, you’ll pass by gray industrial buildings behind razor-wire fences, a high …

The Women Who Fried Donuts and Dodged Bombs on the Front Lines of WWI

When women of Salvation Army volunteered to join the front lines of World War I to support the American Expeditionary Force, they were given a few …

‘Just See How I Shoot.’ In Norway, Women Are Joining the Hunt.

HOLMESTRAND, Norway — Shotgun at her side, Stine Hagtveldt Viddal stops at a bare patch of ground in this valley, which is thick with pine trees, pointing to the spot where she helped hunt and then skin a roe deer a few weeks ago. Taking out her phone, she shows a photo of herself holding the …

Dot Robinson - Bikers You Should Know

Continuing this series into Women's History Month, today let's look at Dot Robinson the "First Lady of Motorcycling" and co-founder of the American …