Today in Girlboss History // 7.22.16


On this Day: In 1932, Miriam Underhill—mountaineer, environmentalist, and pioneer of “manless climbing”—leads the first all-women ascent of the Matterhorn.

  • Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott karaoke “Get Your Freak On” in James Cordon’s car, further solidifying Michelle’s status as the greatest-of-all-time First Lady of the United States (a.k.a. GOAT FLOTUS). // Vanity Fair
  • The IRL aspect of Pokémon Go may be breaking down bias against female gamers. // Fast Company
  • 100 nude women gathered in protest in downtown Cleveland the day before the Republican National Convention kicked off. // Slate
  • WNBA players play their first game since being fined for wearing clothing supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and refuse to be answer questions about anything other than the issues they are protesting. // Deadspin
  • A campaign to get the “Women of NASA” Lego set made—featuring Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Margaret Hamilton, Katherine Johnson, and Nancy Grace Roman—launched this week. Help get it made! // Lego
  • On women inventors and the patent gap // The Atlantic
  • FBI agent LaRae Quy expounds on 9 things successful women don’t do. // Forbes