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  1. Brittney Griner Rattles Rims and Gender Norms

    She’s 6 feet 8 inches tall, uncompromisingly queer, a budding fashion icon and one of the brightest young basketball stars in the world. Brittney Griner is also a rare commodity in the sporting world — a combination of elite talent, media savvy, beauty and style, not to mention a gay-rights icon. Those qualities may soon make Griner, a member of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, the top woman in American sports. Much still stands in her way: Internet trolls, gender norms and the possibility of the International Olympic Committee testing her femininity all loom large. But, as Elle magazine notes, Griner shows us that “there are a whole lot of ways to be a woman.”

    Source: Elle

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