For Iranian women in sports, overcoming social stigma is as much a part of the game as any technique to be mastered.
Title IX exponentially increased opportunities for women in sports by ensuring equitable participation, treatment and benefits and college scholarship. However, girls of color still face an unequal playing field.
Today is National Girls & Women in Sports Day—and new research shows that we still have far to go to achieving equality on the field.
Student athletes could hardly contain their excitement walking alongside the first female coach of a NFL team, WNBA players and Olympic medalists at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 39th annual champion-packed gala in New York City.
I’m not much of a sports fan, but I can certainly appreciate the strength, time and sweat that goes into the training of a top athlete. Also, it’s hard to miss that in the hubbub around March Madness, women’s college basketball, despite its long history of stunning athleticism, is yet again being largely ignored in […]
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: examining the depth of the $648 billion (and growing!) untapped opportunity in the care market; electing more women to office also correlates to greater overall happiness; the many women winners in New York’s ranked-choice voting primary; D.C. pushes for ranked-choice voting; women who serve in Congress who were/are athletes; the barriers women face as athletes and the over-representation of men on the International Olympic Committee; women hold 63 percent of seats in Spain’s Cabinet; and more.
The threat to women in sports is not transgender athletes. It is misogyny, and an attendant unwillingness to cede that women not only deserve equal opportunities to compete, but that their athletic efforts are worthy of our collective attention.
“I understand that our teams don’t make as much money as football and basketball,” says Sage Ohlensehlen, captain of the women’s swim team at University of Iowa and lead plaintiff in a class-action Title IX lawsuit against the school. “But we trained just as hard and we have just as much love for our sport. We deserve to play just as much as any other athlete.”
Three boundary-breaking women in sports came together at a “Kicking Glass” event hosted at Oregon State University to talk about the challenges that remain—and the victories they’ve won for women.
Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on sports for women and girls in public schools, increasing important access to physical activity in a country with stringent limitations placed on women.