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Hope Solo Is Suspended From The U.S. National Team, Which Is Becoming A Pattern

Because she’s been suspended before and apparently didn’t learn her lesson, her punishment was even worse this time around. More »


Model Rain Dove Highlights Olympic Uniform “Sexploitation” In Photo Series

As the reportage coming out of Rio 2016 made abundantly clear, sexism against female athletes is still unfortunately going strong. More »


British Runner Lynsey Sharp’s Comments About Gold Medalist Caster Semenya Are Just Racist And Sexist

Message to the haters: Semenya won because she’s an amazing runner. Deal with it. More »


There’s More Than One Simone Making History At The Olympics This Year

In what marked a terrific moment in history, 20-year-old Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel became the first black American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event in swimming Thursday night. More »


Simone Biles Is Teaching Americans That Adoptive Parents Are Just Parents

The 4-foot-9 all-star gymnast dominating the Olympics isn’t just racking up medals in Rio and making an international name for herself as potentially the best gymnast of a generation. More »


Two Olympic Boxers Are Sitting In Rio Jails For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Housekeepers

Perhaps athletes should attend a How to Not Sexually Assault Women at the Olympics class before traveling across the world for the games. More »


NBC Credits Olympic Swimmer Katinka Hosszu’s World Record To Her Husband

In Sunday night’s women’s 400-meter medley, Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu set a new Olympic world record, won a gold medal, and joined the ranks of inspirational sportswomen across the globe. So why did NBC’s commentary give the credit for Hosszu’s amazing feat to her husband? Hosszu had just finished her last lap when NBC cut to her husband and… More »


USA Gymnastics Allegedly Failed To Report Sexual Abuse From Coaches For Years

USA Gymnastics officials admitted under oath during a lawsuit that the organization has a policy in place that tells coaches to ignore abuse allegations that are just “hearsay” and only report allegations that are detailed in a written statement. More »


Russia Could Be Completely Banned From The Summer Olympics. Here’s Which Sports Were Implicated.

A new report confirms the existence of a large-scale, state-sponsored program to hide and replace Russian athletes’ positive drug tests. More »


Maria Sharapova Was Suspended For Two Years After Testing Positive For A Banned Drug

The 29-year-old tennis star claimed she had been taking the prohibited medicine, meldonium, for ten years because her family has a history of heart issues and diabetes. More »


A Refugee Team Will Compete At The 2016 Summer Olympics For The First Time Ever

They’ve made it all that way and have been training for the Olympics, which are two huge things that the vast majority of people never achieve. More »


U.S. Women’s Soccer Isn’t Afraid to Boycott the Olympics Over Equal Pay

Even the most successful women in the world — and the ones that could kick their sexist bosses’ asses — aren’t immune to wage discrimination. The U.S. women’s soccer team is still fighting for wage equality, which means they may decide to boycott this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Five of the team’s top… 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 »


The IOC Has Improved Their Guidelines For Transgender Athletes

Reassignment surgery is no longer required, and trans male athletes have no restrictions on competition. More »


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 the boys, however it seems that some just aren’t ready for it.” More »


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.” More »


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 energy, and it happens when female athletes aren’t eating enough. This plagues a lot of teenaged athletes in particular, for reasons having unsurprisingly to doMore »


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 Ben… More »


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… More »


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 »


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