EOD: Female Racers Are Badass
4:07 pm, May 27th | by Lilly ODonnell
EOD Sunday: In a video for TrueCar’s “Women Empowered” Initiative, members of the world’s first all-girls racing team talk about what it’s like to compete in a male-dominated sport.
“A lot of people don’t take us seriously,” said Verene Mei. “You really have to have thick skin, you have to be tough.”
PETA, in a desperate cry for attention, held a competition for Sexiest Vegetarian, and released the winners on Friday. [Huffington Post]
Engineer and tech nerd girl icon Limor Fried designed a set of Legos for girls that is not actually girly at all — because she knows that girls can enjoy toys that don’t involve princesses. [The Mary Sue]
In line with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D -N.Y.) newly proposed Gender Equality in Combat Act, which we wrote about yesterday, two women in the Army Reserves are suing to reverse the Department of Defense’s restrictions on which combat roles women can play. “The lawsuit accuses the government of violating the constitutional rights of servicewomen by excluding them from certain ground combat units and other positions solely because of their gender,” The New York Times reports.
Lady Gaga has canceled her Indonesia performance after threats from religious extremists who worried she would corrupt concert goers with her sinful ways. [Gossip Cop]