“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.”
Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide, But Not Deep Enough
Women’s rights activists and anti-violence advocates are continuing to put pressure on the National Football League.
The NFL Missed an Opportunity for Diversity in Forming Its Violence Against Women Advisory Board
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.
If The NFL Isn’t Afraid of Losing Women, They Should Be
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.
Wheels in Motion: Meet Afghanistan’s First All-Woman Bicycling Team
Women in Afghanistan are rediscovering a vehicle of freedom that has galvanized social change since the turn of the 20th century: the bicycle.
Afghan Girls Compete in Bike Race to Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women
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, Thumbs Down: A Feminist Look at the Olympics, Part 2
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 […]
Olympics 2012: Female Boxers Fighting for Gold Medals and Mainstream Acceptance
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 […]
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: A Feminist Look at the Olympics (So Far)
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 […]
Gender Equity Deception Discovered in Athletic Programs
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 […]
Farewell to a Pioneer of Women’s Sports
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 […]
When Women Play Rough… Watch Out for the Backlash
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.