10 Women Who Made Olympic History in Rio

65 new Olympic and 19 world records set at the 2016 Games. Many of those new records – as well as some Olympic firsts — were achieved by women.

Claressa Shields is Another Olympian Breaking Boundaries for Women and Girls

Women’s boxing will not even be televised on most channels, and fans have to find the matches online. But this stigma won’t stop Shields. After all, she is a fighter.

Seeing Women Slay Matters

Women’s victories, in Rio and in U.S. politics, have elicited at least one shared reaction—that they will inspire future generations of women and girls to compete. But does—and will—it work?

WATCH: During the Olympics, Activists Demand Equal Pay for Equal Play

An ad airing on television stations during the Olympics and set to appear on major sports websites calls for equal pay for equal play on behalf of the U.S. Women’s National Team soccer players—and all women athletes who are still fighting for equal footing.

Record Numbers of LGBT Olympic Athletes Compete in a Troubled Brazil

The Rio Olympics represent a strange contradiction: Thanks to increasing tolerance, an unparalleled number of openly LGBT athletes are gathered to compete in a country experiencing amidst an ongoing human rights crisis.

Before the 2016 Games Begin, Look Back on These 10 Olympic Milestones for Women

As the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio, let’s taking a look back at the history of women’s participation in the events.

Go On, Tell Hope Solo the Wage Gap Doesn’t Exist

In a recent interview with Vox’s Liz Plank, the US Women’s National Soccer Team goalkeeper discussed the team’s federal wage discrimination and helped make the case that it’s time to focus on closing the wage gap instead of denying it exists.

Watch What Happens When Men Read Abusive Tweets to Female Sports Reporters

A recently released YouTube video shows just how badly women sports commentators are treated online—and the abuse they face is guaranteed to make you feel uncomfortable, at a minimum. In the video, promoting the hashtag #MoreThanMean, men are instructed to read out loud “mean” tweets to two journalists: Sarah Spain, a radio host and Sports […]

Meet the Fierce, Over-50 Women’s Team Racing 750 Miles to Alaska in a Sailboat

The interview below is part of the Ms. Blog’s “Telling Her Story” series for Women’s History Month. Check back throughout March for more profiles of women doing great things in their communities. Picture this: It’s June 4, 2015. Thirty-five teams set sail on a 750-mile journey from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska, all the while battling 50-degree water temperatures, […]

3 Stereotypes About Women Athletes of Color: Debunked

Reprinted with permission from the American Association of University Women At my predominantly white, parochial high school, there was a running joke among my peers: To determine the number of black students enrolled there, one simply needed to look at the football, basketball and track team yearbook photos. Though stated in jest, this sentiment is […]