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Female Coach Will Destroy Boys' Football Experience

More male role models, less blurring of gender lines needed

(Newser) - Sure, the woman hired last week to coach a Washington high school football team might be fine with the Xs and Os, but the best coaches teach way more than the game—and a female coach will not only destroy the male bonding of the game but also further blur... More »

Barbie's New Career: Computer Engineer

But role models need more than 'cute pink glasses'

(Newser) - Barbie, who once declared that "math class is tough," is branching into IT. Computer Engineer Barbie will be out in the fall, complete with a Bluetooth headset, a smartphone, and a pink laptop. The new career came out on top in a worldwide poll, followed by News Anchor... More »

Die-Hard Fans: 'Britney Spears Saved My Life'

Troubled teens tell documentary of singer's impact

(Newser) - Britney Spears may not be the most obvious role model for the troubled, but hardcore fans credit her with changing their lives in a new BBC documentary, Newsweek reports. In Britney Spears Saved My Life, the superfans testify that Britney and her music guided them through the darkest times of... More »

Jenny Sanford a Model for the Betrayed

Guv's wife 'neither enabler nor victim'

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford is showing the world “a new and improved version of the betrayed political spouse—neither enabler nor victim,” writes Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post. She’s not taking the stand-by-the-cheater for the cameras approach; she hasn’t released a “supportive” and “euphemistic” statement.... More »

Women Celebrate Michelle O.

The 'tough' but 'normal' First Lady has a lot going for her, and is making the best of it all

(Newser) - Michelle Obama: Whether you see her as a role model for working moms, an angry black woman, a sensible style icon, or an irrepressible hugger, everyone seems to have an opinion about the new first lady. The Guardian got 12 prominent women to muse on the different sides of Michelle;... More »

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