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Sweden Is Deporting A Gay Liberian Soccer Player Back To The Homophobic Country

Liberia can be a dangerous place for an openly gay man. More »


Hope Solo Shouldn’t Be Booed At The Olympics For Talking About Her Zika Fears

She’s totally right. More »


Five U.S. Women’s Soccer Players Have Filed A Wage Discrimination Lawsuit

A top-tier women’s player could make just 38 percent of her men’s counterpart. More »


Soccer Player Brandi Chastain Plans To Donate Her Brain To Science

But not until she’s done with it. More »


Mattel Just Released The First-Ever Lesbian Barbie

It’s a big few weeks for Barbie! First, Mattel revealed that Barbie would come in four different body shapes and eight skin tones; now, they’ve released what is technically the first lesbian Barbie – in the form of retired champion soccer player Abby Wambach:

Nothing quite like getting yourMore »


Here’s What Social Media Apps Are Like For Famous People

Remind me never to get famous. I’m already terrified by social media, but this video from Dutch soccer player Demy de Zeeuw is like an anxious sweaty social media nightmare. De Zeeuw apparently gets notifications for the Instagram account @433, for the soccer app of the same name, and when theyMore »


America Wins The Women’s World Cup!

America won against Japan 5-2 last night; in other news, Edomex is losing two women a day to violence and kidnappings, beer enthusiasts are waking up to craft beer’s sexism problem, and French erotica magazine L’imparfaite views sex sociopolitically. More »


Abby Wambach’s Post-World Cup Kiss Will Melt Your Heart

So, first of all: USA! USA! USA!

If you didn’t watch the Women’s World Cup final last night, America bested Japan 5-2 after scoring our first four goals in the first 15 minutes, which is insane. But to top it all off, and second of all, soccer fans got this adorable moment… More »


British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian]
A brutal rape and murder is highlighting the contradictions in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policy and actual attitudes toward women. [The Daily Beast]
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Iranians Break Taboo To Watch World Cup Together In Public

Breaking a cultural taboo, men and women in Iran have been watching the World Cup together in public. The genders are not supposed to mingle in public (and women have been banned from attending most sports events since 1979), but several restaurants and bars have been airing the games for everyone to watch. [CNN]… More »


Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested For Domestic Violence

Friday night, United States women’s national soccer team star Hope Solo, 32, was arrested on two counts of domestic violence in Kirkland, Washington, and being held without bail. According to The Seattle Times, Solo allegedly struck her sister and her nephew during a family gathering at the home she shares with her husband, former Seattle… More »


More Men Than Usual Are Buying Sex Toys This Week Thanks To The World Cup

On any typical day, sex toy sales are divided pretty equally between men and women buyers. But not today, my friends… today is different.

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup beginning tomorrow in Brazil, new research conducted by sex toy brand LELO has determined that we can expect men to buy four out… More »


A Little Boy Without Feet Skills Us All In Soccer

Some days, you’re like “I really can’t deal with working out, I’m so tired.” And then you read about kids like Brazilian boy Gabriel Muniz, who was born without feet and still manages to play soccer, and then you feel absolutely mortified about your own laziness. [YouTube] … More »


Muslim Women Now Allowed To Wear Headscarves In Professional Soccer

FIFA, the organization that governs professional soccer, has reversed its ban on Muslim athletes wearing the hijab after FIFA’s medical committee approved two types of headscarves which won’t pose any danger on the field. [ESPN]
A newsletter put out by Boston cops is filled with sexist, racist and all around icky jokes. [BitchMore »


Today’s Lady News: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Headed To The World Cup Final

The U.S. women’s soccer team is headed to the World Cup final! Let’s have a repeat of 1999! Goooooaaaaaal! [AP]
Oprah Winfrey named herself the CEO of OWN, her new television network, which debuted in January. Winfrey replaced her original CEO of OWN just two months ago. I guess she decided if you want… More »


WTF: Iran To Ban Female Soccer Fans From Live Broadcasts

Women in Iran are already banned from watching soccer matches in stadiums, and pending government approval, Iranian women may soon be banned from watching soccer games aired live in movie theaters because it increases the likelihood of “inappropriate behavior,” i.e. sexy-sexy-time. A state police agency called for the ban, which will restrict women from congregating… More »


How I Learned To Play Soccer And Love The Ball

I am not what you call graceful and athletic. When I told my friends/parents/significant other that I was joining a co-ed soccer team they laughed. I mean, my mom laughed. In my face. And my mom is a professional guidance counselor and is aware of what laughing in your kid’s face does to their self-esteem. More »


Dolce & Gabbana To Outfit Chelsea Soccer Team

Soccer players are so in right now. Though the World Cup definitely deserves the brunt of the credit for that, we have no idea why it took so long for people to obsess over what is essentially an army of incredibly fit, hot men. Now that the world has arrived at the fairly obvious conclusion… More »


Spain’s Goalie Can’t Resist Sharing His World Cup Winning Joy With Sportscaster GF

So, Spain won the World Cup yesterday. Yay! Boo! Whatever! What? Anyway, Spain’s goalie, Iker Casillas, gave a post-game interview to Spanish sportscaster Sara Carbonero, who just happens to be his girlfriend. And, well, after seemingly thanking his teammates and his family, he just couldn’t resist planting a big, fat, victorious smooch right on… More »


Landon Donovan May Be A Baby Daddy

When Landon Donovan kicked that penalty shot in the World Cup match against Ghana on Saturday to tie up the game, I have a feeling most women in the U.S. would have swooned and dropped trough for him immediately. (Sigh, if only Ghana hadn’t scored again and won the game.) Besides being an awesome soccerMore »


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