Hey, U.S. Sports—Your Misogyny is Showing.

Despite greater success than the U.S. men’s national team, including four World Cup victories and four Olympic gold medals—the men have never won either—the women’s team is paid less than the men’s team. A cursory overview of the development of organized sports in the U.S. explains its inherent sexism and misogyny.

Why Your Super Bowl Slut-Shaming is Sexist

The problem is not women’s bodies, or the mere sight of them. The problem is a culture that judges women primarily by how they look, or what they wear or don’t wear, and constantly cuts them down to size through a cruel and fatal combination of diet culture and unrealistic, unattainable standards of female beauty.

Strong Like Her

And so I set out to write about the women I knew had been kicking butt since the beginning of time, grappling with the issues surrounding strength long before I ever learned to front squat. What I didn’t know was just how profound their contributions had been in ways that go beyond sports record books.

Saluting Inspiring Women and Girl Athletes Across Generations

“Don’t let anyone define your dream,” Megan Rapinoe—two-time Women’s World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist and equal pay activist—declared from the stage at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 40th Annual Salute to Women in Sports. “Dream way bigger than anything you’re seeing right now. Hopefully, we’re setting the groundwork for the next generation to be massive […]

Why Serena?

I was surprised by how emotional I got watching Serena Williams in the recent U.S. Open tennis finals. I don’t think of myself as a “sports person,” and though I’ve followed tennis since I was a kid, I never thought of paying to see it live—until Serena Williams became a lead player.