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Soccer’s American television and media evolution
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 9, 2014 at 1:15pm

Tweet (This is the second in a series of posts this week about the World Cup, which kicks off June 12 in Brazil. Monday’s post was about FIFA dealing with match-fixing and corruption allegations.) Twenty years ago this summer, the lead announcers ...more

Women in sports journalism limited by double standard via The Lamron
by Fitzrebeccaa
posted January 2, 2014 at 10:49pm

Women have come a long way since fighting their way into sports journalism. Still, the struggle continues and sports networks exploit the obvious commonality among the field of female sports journalists: They’re all conventionally “good loo...more

Is It Worth It: Her Choice
by SportyEsquire
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:02pm

Last week, I published the first of part of this two-part series on the utility of women’s sports programs in college.  In part I, I reached the conclusion that, for the institutions, the value in women’s sports, in the form of institut...more

ICF's 2020 Women's Canoe Proposal Lacks a Strategy and Transparency / Women's Canoe = Ready for Rio
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 27, 2013 at 4:17pm

A proposal from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to include two women’s canoe single events in the 2020 Olympics has left Australian Canoe Slalom World Champion Jessica Fox “unimpressed.” She was angered by the November 15, 201...more

It's not Just Incognito
by SportyEsquire
posted November 8, 2013 at 9:29pm

Racism in Women's Sports...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

Nine for IX Series, Part I
by Title IX Blog
posted July 18, 2013 at 9:10pm

This week marks the third release* in ESPN's original documentary series Nine for IX.The series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Title IX and features stories about women in sports produced and directed by women. So my two little qualms before I get in...more

Sex sells, or does it? Courtney Force controversy examined.
by Horsepower & Heels
posted July 11, 2013 at 10:54pm

Nothing like a little skin to get the controversy rolling.    This one I’ve had my eye on since it was announced, waiting anxiously to see what reaction it generates. Bold and Artful or Distasteful? The Body issue is a yearly projec...more

It's just not a major sporting event until...a male commentator makes a sexist remark
by After Atalanta
posted July 8, 2013 at 9:25pm

...a male commentator makes a sexist remark.Someone needs to start a blog or Tumblr or something entitled "Commentators Say the Darnedest Things"--and by darnedest I meant racist, homophobic, sexist. Last winter the BCS Championship was marred by a one-si...more

New documentary looks at locker-room access for women covering sports
by Sports, Media & Society
posted July 2, 2013 at 10:36pm

Although ESPN has made dozens of documentaries for its acclaimed "30 for 30" film series, the number of those films that focused on women could be counted on one hand. But a new film series, "Nine for IX," will turn the network's lens to women over the n...more

Why there is no Title IX for sports media
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 2, 2013 at 9:09pm

  I don’t want to rain on a parade. I really don’t, even though the local forecast does call for showers as my hometown’s annual Independence Day parade is scheduled to take place on Thursday. The parade I’m referring to beg...more

Strong is the new skinny? Enough is enough
by The Rabbit Hole
posted May 23, 2013 at 8:51pm

Strong is the new skinny. You've probably seen that mantra splashed across social media, magazines or on television.  Muscular (attractive) young women in workout gear telling YOU that muscles are in and waif thin bodies with no definition are out. &...more

Atlanta Dream selling a meet and greet with Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins after home opener
by Swish Appeal
posted May 19, 2013 at 8:16pm

So I decided to take a look at the Dream web site, and a splash page shows up showing Dream franchise guard Angel McCoughtry and Shock franchise guard Skylar Diggins in an ad that implies a duel type match. Fair enough. That's not that bad of an ide...more

Balancing Angelina Jolie's Breasts
by The Rabbit Hole
posted May 16, 2013 at 10:17pm

Angelina Jolie as Mrs. Smith.Angelina Jolie has been my hero for the past eight years. Her work with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) was the first domino in a series of life choices that has led me to pursue a doctoral degree with a focus on soc...more

OpEd – Marketing will be the Savior of Female Sports
by Wombat Sports
posted May 10, 2013 at 10:36pm

A recent article by NPR’s Frank Deford has gotten a lot of response from the female athletic community. The article talks about why female team sports leagues are failing and what needs to be done in order to save them. He talks about how femal...more

Women fans not solely responsible for success/failure of women's sports leagues
by Sports, Media & Society
posted May 9, 2013 at 8:28pm

The failure or success of female sports leagues in the United States rests primarily with female sports fans, Frank Deford said in a piece for National Public Radio titled “Ladies, Want Women's Sports To Get More Attention? Pony Up.” Unfor...more

How much do female sports stars really earn?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted April 29, 2013 at 8:56pm

Anyone wondering about the financial gap between women and men in sport need just take a look at this week's Sports Rich List and ... weep.This is the Top Twelve - you'll notice there are two women on the page. But unfortunately both are girl-friends of v...more

by SportyEsquire
posted April 5, 2013 at 7:53pm

3,283 points. 748 blocks. 18 dunks.  3-Time AP All-American. You know her name, get to know her stats.   Brittney Griner.  Over the past four years we’ve been privileged to watch this women single-handedly dominate basketball.&...more

Helping USA T&F Athletes
by amyYB
posted April 1, 2013 at 2:59pm

How can you help?...more

Distance Divas Elite
by amyYB
posted March 19, 2013 at 1:55pm

Dreaming Big...more

Women's Canoe - Long Overdue: An In-Depth Analysis as to Why Women's Canoe Isn't In the Olympics
by WomenCANIntl
posted March 2, 2013 at 1:45pm

“There is no excuse for perpetuating the blatant sexism that persists at the Games.Not only do women compete in only 21 sports while men take part in 27, but the program of events in most sports has fewer events for women. At the Olympics women do k...more

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