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.
“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 […]
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.
In a new video, Billie Jean King looks back on how her historic match against Bobby Riggs—dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes” and now the subject of a feature film of the same name—changed women’s lives, and her own.
A lot has changed since Billie Jean King hoisted a trophy in victory over her head on September 20, 1973 after a historic “Battle of the Sexes” against Bobby Riggs at the Houston Astrodome. Some things haven’t changed enough.
Billie Jean King’s rout of Bobby Riggs tonight was a major triumph for women in sports, and for the revitalized feminist movement itself.