Chicago public schools and the Office for Civil rights reached an agreement late last week to provide equal athletic opportunity for boys and girls.
Despite national and international celebration, disparities in coverage, respect, and pay still linger between women’s and men’s soccer teams.
Although the new policy still holds barriers for women attending specific sports—those considered to be more “masculine” such as wrestling or swimming—this announcement reverses an antiquated rule that forbid women to watch matches attended by men.
Advocates and legislators agree that although these actions are promising, much more will be necessary for sustainable change in the culture of violence that seems to enshrine professional sports institutions.
Just days before the Super Bowl, Sports Illustrated has decided to run an advertisement on their site that puts a spotlight on domestic violence in the National Football League.
Mo'ne Davis is the AP's 2014 Female Athlete of the Year and the 2014 Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year.
In September, Rice was given a two-game ban, then an indefinite ban, by the NFL when a video was released of him punching his fiancee unconscious in an elevator then dragging her out.
“The idea behind Pass the Peace is simple. It’s a promise. I’m sharing my love for you. I want to take care of you. I am here for you.”
Women's rights activists and anti-violence advocates are continuing to put pressure on the National Football League.
These appointments create a deep pool of expertise for the NFL to draw from as the League attempts to recover from its mishandling of the Ray Rice investigation - but included no African-American women.
I'm really glad the NFL screwed this up, because the impact of this moment really could change that intangible, unwieldy beast called "culture" for the better.
Women in Afghanistan are rediscovering a vehicle of freedom that has galvanized social change since the turn of the 20th century: the bicycle.
Fifteen girls participated in the race to raise awareness about violence against women. Many others, including government and education leaders in the province, escorted them to the finish line.
Thumbs Up for Kayla Harrison, who won the first women’s gold medal for the U.S. in judo on August 2 and who overcame great personal challenges to triumph at these London Games. Even though American Rusty Kanokogi, who fought for years to make women’s judo an Olympic sport, didn’t live to see Harrison make history...
On Sunday, women competed in an Olympic boxing match for the first time in history. Russian boxer Elena Savelyeva and her North Korean opponent Hye Song Kim battled for the honor of the first Olympic victory in women’s boxing. Savelyeva won the bout 12-9. A total of 36 athletes in three weight classes will compete...
With all of the TV coverage, print and digital news, Facebook updates, Twitter hashtags and blog posts about what’s happening in London, we’ve gathered our favorite (and not so favorite) feminist moments and commentaries from the 2012 Summer Games. Please to share your thoughts in the comments below! for British weightlifter Zoe Smith, who spoke out...
A New York Times report released earlier this week uncovered the deception of many athletic programs in schools regarding gender equity in sports, distorting the numbers in order to comply with the requirements of Title IX. Title IX, which bans sex discrimination in any federally-financed education program, has largely drawn attention to and been labeled...
It’s really, really hard to get a sport into the Olympic Games. The sport must be played competitively in a certain amount of countries—which can mean that boosters must help develop the sport outside of their home country as well as within it—and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must be convinced. For women’s sports, the...
It was the ponytail pull seen ‘round the world. University of New Mexico soccer player Elizabeth Lambert suddenly became the most famous woman in sports this past week, after a video of her aggressively punching and tripping her opponents, and ultimately throwing another player to the grass by her hair, went viral.