Posts tagged "sports"

NY Times Public Editor Calls Godawful Serena Williams’ Article A “Missed Opportunity”

Remember that New York Times’ piece about Serena Williams’ body? The one published on Friday that got my knickers all in a twist? By Saturday morning, as Williams was destroying the court at Wimbledon and winning her second Grand Slam, the outrage had spread to Twitter, with many calling out the Grey Lady and sports journalist Be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2015

The NY Times Asked A Bunch Of White Female Tennis Players About Serena Williams’ Body

I’m by no means an actual tennis aficionado, but I love any and all displays of women proving how strong and powerful and bad ass they are, and Serena Williams exemplifies all those attributes and then some. Tomorrow, Williams is vying for the title at Wimbleton Wimbledon, and if she pulls it off, she’ll have…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 10, 2015

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

A Sampling Of The Hot Athlete Physiques In ESPN’s Body Issue

It’s hot out — both because it’s summer, yes, but also because ESPN’s annual Body Image is on stands. The issue highlights the wide variety of body types possessed by the world’s best athletes, their nudity revealing more than just skin. These athletes are all incredibly strong, but that strength manifests itself in their muscle tone, body structure and flexibility in very different ways. And…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 6, 2015

Absolute Beginners: Gymnastics And What Makes Embarrassment Worth It

Turns out I suck at gymnastics, but it was 100 percent worth trying.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 5, 2015

The Soapbox: Professional Sports Doesn’t Care About Women

On Tuesday, the New York Liberty—resident WNBA team at Madison Square Garden—announced that Isiah Thomas would be coming on board as president and part-owner of the team.If that name sounds familiar, it should: Thomas has a long history in basketball, albeit not a glorious once since he transitioned from playing on teams to coaching and…

Absolute Beginners: Exercise Motivation For The Extremely Anxious

So, big question for people who are getting into fitness and are coping with anxiety over it: How do you find exercise motivation when you really, really, really just want to stay in bed or on the couch or safe at home?
I know how this goes; every few weeks I seem to fall into…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 24, 2015

Absolute Beginners: Know When To Stop

Right now, I have tendonitis in my left ankle, tenosynovitis in both of my feet (it’s an inflammation of the sheaths that protect tendons), hammer toes, and my marathon-induced avascular necrosis still hasn’t quite healed. I have a vertebra that’s still healing from being cracked when I fell backward down a flight of stairs last…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 17, 2015

College Baseball Player Calls Mo’Ne Davis A “Slut,” Is Rightfully Booted From The Team

Mo’Ne Davis is awesome. She’s a 14-year-old pitcher from Philadelphia and is the only girl to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history. She just published a memoir and the Disney Channel even wants to produce her biopic, “Throw Like Mo”. Considering the fact that I was journaling and listening to a lot…

Megan Reynolds / March 23, 2015

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Absolute Beginners: Quitters Win

Hi there! Welcome to Absolute Beginners, our new fitness column. I’d tell you to sit down and make yourself comfortable, but that’d really go against the whole modus operandi of what I’m trying to do, here. Instead, I don’t know, go do some jumping jacks, then come back and read this.
So, I write about…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE]
Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory]
The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title IX for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

This Business Insider Senior Editor Thinks NBA And NFL Players Do “Hood Rat Sh-t”

It’s never easy to get an assignment handed to you that’s hard to write — especially one as silly as a listicle about what constitutes a “Modern Gentleman,” but that didn’t stop Business Insider’s senior finance editor, Linette Lopez, from giving it the old college try. The other thing it didn’t stop her from? Making…

Beejoli Shah / February 2, 2015

WTFootball: Here’s How Your Favorite Internet Writers Think Super Bowl XLIX Will Go

People tend to think that your fearless Frisky staff doesn’t care about football with the same fervor that we care about, say, black honey lipstick, but that is only partially a lie because you probably forgot about a little thing called the Halftime show (also, commercials) (also, two out of six of us really do…

Beejoli Shah / January 30, 2015

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos]
Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing]
The tampon scene was pulled from the “Fifty Shade…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015

The End Zone: 7 Times Rob Gronkowski Has Been His Most Rob Gronkowski

The Patriots improbably excellent season just keeps getting better and better. After a rocky start, Tom Brady has more than proven that he hasn’t gotten any less effective with age. But it’s tight end Rob Gronkowski, now back at full strength after knee surgery earlier in the year, who has been having a monster year,…

Beejoli Shah / November 24, 2014

The End Zone: Is It A Quarterback’s Fault If He Keeps Getting Sacked?

The big story of Monday Night Football was, of course, the tale of butt fumble redemption: Mark Sanchez’s first start in almost two years, this time as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, as they dominated the Carolina Panthers 45-21. The second most talked about story? Just how bad Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looked in this game…

Beejoli Shah / November 14, 2014

The End Zone: Guys, Stop Mansplaining Football To Me

If you ask a woman what the worst part of being a female football fan is, they’ll most likely not love that you’ve segregated them into the boat of “female football fan,” but even that’s a close second to having an ostensibly well-intentioned male football fan mansplain the game to you. Just because I mused…

Beejoli Shah / November 7, 2014

The End Zone: The Best, Worst & Most Laughable Moments From This Week’s Games

I know, I know, I’ve been complaining the last two weeks about the NFL getting boring. And it’s true, right around this time of the season, it does get a little hum-drum. We’re too far away to reasonably start calling playoff berths, but too deep into the season to find freshly contrived celebrations as adorable…

Beejoli Shah / October 30, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Director Farzad Sangari & Quidditch Player Ali Cottong From “Mudbloods”

We’ve all seen wizards playing quidditch on broomsticks in the “Harry Potter” films, but these days, quidditch is a very real sport on college campuses across the world. The new documentary “Mudbloods” explores the root of the sport’s growth from a fantasy on a book page to a real-life hobby with its own World Cup.

Claire Hannum / October 29, 2014
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