“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.”
To address staggering levels of teen pregnancy in Tanzania, two global nonprofits are using the tool of sports to address taboo women’s sexual and reproductive health issues.
Ms. spoke with alpine ski racing champion Lindsey Vonn about her work to increase opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sports.
Katherine Burgess always found media coverage of her female athlete inspirations to be lacking, to say the least. So she decided to call it out.
Burgess, who is a graphic designer, has created a series of visual representations of this gender disparity in sports reporting, which she’s shared on social media.
Soccer superstar Abby Wambach spoke with Ms. about the new young readers edition of her bestselling book, “Wolfpack.”
Headlines last week portrayed NBA players as the activist leaders in the sports world and reduced WNBA players to mere followers of their male counterparts’ actions.
But on the whole, the WNBA has consistently and collectively been on the forefront of social justice issues for years now.
Women’s leadership—particularly Black women’s leadership—in the WNBA is too often left out of headlines about activism in professional sports.
“We know what it was like to stand up, even against public opinion.”
The wage gap has plagued the U.S. since women entered the workforce. And while money, definitely, is not everything—it is infused into the way we live. As long as our society functions in a capitalistic manner, our work can and will be valued with a dollar amount.
This means we must fight until women are earning every last cent as much as men make.
Despite its success, Title IX remains under constant attack, with rules and enforcement depending on which party controls the government.
Single-sex education has sprung up in the majority of states in violation of Title IX.
In addition to being against criminal law, sexual assaults are a violation under Title IX. The Trump administration has dealt enforcement the biggest setback in decades.
Sasha Abramsky’s new book, “Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lottie Dod, The World’s First Female Sports Superstar,” chronicles the life of Lottie Dod who broke new ground in the realm of women’s sports.
Team members of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and New York Liberty walked off the court before the National Anthem began—signifying the teams’ solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and specifically how they stand against the police brutality that lead to the killing of Breonna Taylor.
“All season long, we say her name.”