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Bodypaint shocker Down Under with Women's Health
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted October 21, 2014 at 9:10pm

Regular readers will know I often bemoan the lack of an Irish or British magazine as good as the Australian editon of Women's Health. So you might understand how taken-aback I was to read WH had semi-naked bodypainted models parading around at the 'I...more

Pretty Strong: The inner feminist is coming out (nsfw?)
by Pretty Strong
posted October 10, 2014 at 1:25pm

So recently, I shared a video on my private facebook page.What are your thoughts? FYI, the video is graphic and some may be sensitive to the video.  I cringed and laughed all while shaking my fist. This video was gross, sad, hilarious (at a certain ...more

Leading the Herd to Hell: How we are all ruining sports together
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted September 20, 2014 at 2:15pm

As I read Lashinda’s latest post, How Sports Can Prevent More Ferguson’s, I found myself nodding in agreement, thinking of all the times sports has connected me with people of different cultures, upbringing and skin color. It is alrea...more

The ESPY’s got me thinking about feminism and women’s sports @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted August 8, 2014 at 12:01pm

I took part in the ESPY’s activities and awards ceremony this year, and it was a great reminder of how many inspiring athletes there are these days. It’s so moving to see the difficult obstacles athletes have overcome; it&rsqu...more

Make @Warrior Accountable: A social media campaign against sexism in sport
by The Rabbit Hole
posted July 11, 2014 at 9:31pm

It was brought to my attention today that Warrior is a horrifically sexist and misogynistic company.  This was very disappointing to learn since I am a consumer of Warrior of equipment.  I tried out a bunch of sticks when I switched to a one-pie...more

Gender in MMA: Female fighters expected to walk a fine line
by Women's MMA Roundup
posted April 29, 2014 at 2:19pm

UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey recently referred to Cris "Cyborg" Santos an "it" because of all the steroids she allegedly has taken.  Women's MMA Roundup discusses this insult as it relates to gender, specifically in the world of mixed ma...more

Why adjectives matter: The case of women's sports
by After Atalanta
posted February 5, 2014 at 9:07am

I ended yesterday's post with a line about female Olympians, who are the minority gender at the Winter Olympics, receiving a greater piece of spotlight. The caveat (in addition to the fact that it actually might not be true if one does a thorough content ...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

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

Olympic Paddler Says ICF's "No Changes for Rio 2016" A Step Back for Women & Sport.
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 10:20pm

SPORTSCENE received the article below from an athlete who wishes to remain anonymous for reasons as explained below. WomenCAN International applauds this paddler for speaking out and respects their wish to remain anonymous. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...more

Olympics Still Closed for Women's Canoe? ICF Says No Changes for Rio2016
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 9:34pm

Is the International Canoe Federation Open to Change? Article by Keith Lyons http://keithlyons.me/open-to-change/ His exhortation for the ICF to be much more pro-active in change: "I do think we have an important window of conscience available to us in...more

Slalom Canoe World Champion Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams ICF Over Misleading Statements
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 9:58pm

Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams the International Canoe Federation over misleading statements in their recent press release about their proposal to add women's canoe events for Tokyo2020. "As a C1 woman, to know it will be in the Olympics is great news, however ...more

Richard Fox Slams ICF for Delaying Women's Canoe Inclusion Until Tokyo2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 7:29pm

Richard Fox slams the ICF over delaying inclusion of Women's Canoe until Tokyo 2020.      http://www.sportscene.tv/news/fox-slams-icf-over-olympic-plan "...high level female athletes continue to be significantly restricted in their acces...more

First-ever Women’s Canoe Events Proposed for Tokyo 2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 15, 2013 at 9:01pm

NEWS ALERT:   International Canoe Federation (ICF) announces they will propose C1 (singles canoe) Women’s Canoe Events for Tokyo 2020 Olympics - for the Sprint and Slalom disciplines.    #equalympics  #womenscanoe Current Olymp...more

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

Racism in Women's Sports...more

Is It Really a New Era for Women's Sport? The International Canoe Federation's Dirty Little Secret
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 4, 2013 at 7:34pm

WomenCAN International participated in the 8th Annual Play the Game Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, October 28-31, 2013.  Link to presentation and speech script here. Play the Game’s aim is to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and...more

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