1. Ronda Rousey made MMA history.
Last Saturday, undefeated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Ronda Rousey took home the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship title. In 34 freakin' seconds flat. So, now, a woman is possibly the biggest star in the land of MMA rn, which is dope (though let's be real, all women are fighters—just ask Christina Aguilera)! Unfortunately, Rousey has also been known to make transphobic remarks (specifically, about fellow fighter, Fallon Fox), calling attention to the disgracefully high amounts of violence against members of the trans* community today. This comes as a reminder that all of our idols have flaws, and, without ignoring their positive contributions, they should be held accountable for their actions. We’ll certainly continue to champion Rousey as a pioneer for gender equality in the fighting sphere, but in doing so we also have an obligation to spread awareness of, and speak out against, transphobia, and hope she catches on. Because feminism ain’t doin’ its job until everyone gets some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.