Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

by MaryAnne Gucciardi April 14, 2018 1 min read

New Barbie’s Not a Winner

by MaryAnne Gucciardi February 01, 2016 1 min read

Mattel’s recent introduction of three new “styles” of Barbie has received lots of media attention. The dolls are now being made with a variety of skin tones, but most of the attention has focused — not surprisingly — on the new body types: curvy, petite, and tall. A tiny, Barbie-sized step in a positive…

Body Shaming Female Athletes Makes My Blood Boil

by MaryAnne Gucciardi July 14, 2015 2 min read

  It’s been an amazing few weeks for women’s sports – from the Women’s World Cup to Wimbledon. I’ve found myself in awe of the athleticism, teary-eyed with exhilaration and pride, and delighted with so much of the media coverage. But an article on the day of the Wimbledon women’s finals got my blood boiling. ...


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