Last Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection released a report condemning multiple organizations including the U.S Olympic Committee (USOC), the FBI, USA Gymnastics (USAG), and Michigan State University (MSU) for failing to stop Larry Nassar’s abuse, despite receiving multiple reports and allegations. The report concludes that each of these organizations […]
Discriminatory IAAF Rule to Monitor Female Athletes’ Testosterone Levels
The British Medical Journal has released a study stating that the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rule requiring women track runners with five nanomoles per liter of testosterone in them to take hormonal treatment is not scientifically accurate. The IAAF have delayed the implementation of this rule after a South African runner, Caster Semenya, […]
Sex Testing for Female Athletes Might Become a Thing of the Past
For the first time in over 50 years, women competing in the Olympics have not been subject to sex-testing, a shocking practice that has for years allowed sports governing organizations to police the gender and sex of women athletes, sometimes with devastating consequences.
Jen Welter Just Made NFL History
Welter was hired as a coach for the Arizona Cardinals this week.
Major League Baseball Begins Mandatory Domestic Violence Prevention Training
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.
Little League Star Mo’ne Davis Honored by AP and Sports Illustrated
Mo’ne Davis is the AP’s 2014 Female Athlete of the Year and the 2014 Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year.
The NFL Has Officially Reinstated Ray Rice
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.
Russell Wilson Wants Us All to #PassThePeace to Survivors of Domestic Violence
“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.
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 […]