Posts tagged "sports"

Does Mixed-Gender Wrestling Present An Image Of Equality Or Violence Against Women?

In reaction to the concern, PWE spokesperson stated: “The goal was to treat everyone as equals knowing that the female wrestlers in this country are every bit as good as…

Bronwyn Isaac | November 19, 2015 - 9:30 am

Hey Reporter, Serena Williams Wants To Play Tennis And Not Answer Your Inane Questions, ‘K?

“To be perfectly honest, I don’t want to be here.”…

Megan Reynolds | September 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Are Young Female Athletes Eating Enough?

Today in never, ever, ever stop eating: Apparently there’s a syndrome called the female athlete triad that consists of a loss of bone density, irregular periods, and low

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 1, 2015 - 9:30 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 13, 2015 - 5:34 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 10, 2015 - 1:10 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 6, 2015 - 5:22 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 6, 2015 - 11:05 am

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 - 11:00 am

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…

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey | May 8, 2015 - 10:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm

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

Megan Reynolds | March 23, 2015 - 11:35 am

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 - 6:00 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 6, 2015 - 9:00 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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…

Beejoli Shah | February 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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…

Beejoli Shah | January 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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.

Beejoli Shah | November 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Beejoli Shah | November 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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