Posts tagged "sports"

NASCAR Fans Jeer Lady Driver For Sucking (But Do It Sexistly So)

There’s criticism (“You suck”) and then there’s criticism that hits below the belt because it gets specific about someone’s race, gender, or sexuality (“You suck because you’re fag”). The latter is what happened this weekend to NASCAR driver Amber Cope, whose not-good driving interfered with a more experienced driver. As the car blog Jalopnik puts

Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

Ralph Lauren Unveils The Uniforms He Designed For The U.S. Olympic Team

Today in Things That Aren’t Cute: these uniforms Ralph Lauren designed for the U.S. Olympic Team. Blazers, berets, knee-length skirts — the company’s statement says the outfits aim to “embody the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship,” but I think they’re more “Phillips Exeter Academy, sailing, affected accents from a place that doesn’t exist, that…

Rachel Krause / July 10, 2012

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. [Bitch

Jessica Wakeman / July 5, 2012

Let’s Be Friends: 17-Year-Old Girl Who Pinched Butts At The College World Series

Dear Candice Sortino,

I know you are facing criminal charges for the recent stunt you pulled at the College Baseball World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. When asked why you made a mad dash out on to the field to pinch two baseball players’ butts you responded “Because there were so many people watching…

Ami Angelowicz / July 4, 2012

Meet Your Team USA Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team!

These are the five female athletes picked to compete on behalf of Team USA in gymnastics at this summer’s London Olympics. Having spent the week watching these young ladies practice and compete at Olympic trials in San Jose, I am elated that they made the cut. Find out a little more about Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2012

French Tennis Player Says Men Deserve To Be Paid More Than Women

French tennis player Gilles Simon recently said male players should be paid more than females at Grand Slam tennis events. When there was pushback against his remarks, he only dug the hole deeper, saying, “My point was that I have the feeling that men’s tennis is actually more interesting than women’s tennis. As i…

Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2012

U.S. Olympic Women’s 100 Meter Sprint Team May Be Determined By Coin Toss

After months of training and a strenuous 100k sprint, all that stands between either Allyson Felix or Jeneba Tarmoh and the United States Olympic sprint team may be a mere coin toss.
During qualifying trials for the upcoming London Olympics, the two runners finished simultaneously, crossing the finish line at 11.068 seconds in third place, a time which would net…

The Mary Sue / June 25, 2012

Awesome Sportsmanship: Girl Helps Her Competitor Finish Race

High school athlete Meghan Vogel had already had a pretty good day — she won the 1600 meter race at the Ohio state track meet. But what made her day truly extraordinary was an act of kindness she performed, helping injured competitor Arden McMath finish the 3200 meter race. Meghan was coming up the home…

Julie Gerstein / June 8, 2012

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Golfers

A few months ago I got the sudden urge to learn how to play golf, so I signed up for a community education course and we had our first class this past Saturday. Besides all the weird golf terms (frog hair?!), the most surprising thing I learned was that golf style is pretty amazing –…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2012

High School Baseball Team Forfeits Game Because They Don’t Want To Play Against A Girl

All right boys, explain this one. A high school team in Arizona opted to forfeit its chance at a championship because they didn’t want to play a team with a girl on it. Think about that and remind yourselves that it’s 2012. The team, which attends Our Lady of Sorrows Academy, forfeited the game rather…

Julie Gerstein / May 11, 2012

Richelle Says: HLN Host Asks Why Professional Athletes Receive Special Treatment When It Comes To Domestic Violence Charges

Emmy award-winning television journalist for HLN, Richelle Carey will be weighing in weekly on the latest headlines Frisky readers care about. In her role as journalist and anchor, Carey advocates for teen girls and women on issues that we all care about. 

Today’s topic: Boxer Floyd Mayweather’s domestic abuse charges. Instead of serving…

Ami Angelowicz / May 10, 2012

Meet 9-Year-Old MMA Fighter Caitlin “Meathook” Kelley

Caitlin Kelley may seem like a normal 9-year-old with pink hair and a major Justin Bieber obsession, but she’s actually a formidable force in the Mixed Martial Arts world, ranked 13th in the United States in submission grappling. And if that’s not enough to impress you, get this: her nickname is “Meathook.” Check out her…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 10, 2012

Crew Team’s “Check Out Our Cox” Shirts Fail To Amuse

I dunno, I think “Check out our cox” is a pretty funny slogan for a men’s crew team. (The person who directs the boat is called the coxswain or cox for short.) But a student who witnessed the Tuft’s University men’s crew team wearing their “Check out our cox” shirts to a Spring Fling dance…

Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2012

Something Pleasant Happened, For Once: Jeremy Lin Met With Fired ESPN Headline Writer

Last month, the world imploded (for a little while anyway) when ESPN writer Anthony Frederico penned a headline about Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin with the phrase “chink in the armor.” He said he simply meant that Lin had screwed up his winning streak for the Knicks, but was promptly fired amid cries of racism.

Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Allowed To Wear Shorts

Female beach volleyball players at the 2012 Olympics will be allowed to wear shorts and sleeved tops during their games or they can wear the traditional bikinis, according to new rules from the International Volleyball Federation. The allowance has been made to be culturally sensitive to some countries who may have reservations about wome…

Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2012

I’m A March Madness Widow

We had just sat down to breakfast at a quaint Connecticut inn last Monday morning, during a romantic midwinter getaway.
The fireplace was roaring. Calming new age music piped softly, and our innkeeper was busy preparing us a small feast. Perfect, I thought. It was precisely the kind of escape I’d imagined when we planned…

YourTango.com / March 13, 2012

“Linsanity” & Our Squicky Relationship With Asian-American Male Sexuality

Jeremy Lin is not just the basketball player who has launched a thousand bad “Lin” puns — and prompted a refresher course on why the word “chink” is unacceptable for an ESPN headline.

His sudden emergence in pop culture has also underscored how strangely acceptable it is in America to make make racial…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Sports Reporter Calls Danica Patrick A “Bitch”

This clip is all kinds of ew. Via the Women’s Media Center on February 20th, the Fox 5 San Diego sports reporter Ross Shimabuku called race car driver Danica Patrick a “bitch” in a spot that was apparently about how “sexy” she is — and how ungrateful she is when reporters ask her about it.

Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2012

xoJane Blogger Defends ESPN Journalist Fired Over Racist Jeremy Lin Headline

Earlier this week, xoJane’s sports blogger Daisy Barringer wrote a piece called “Do We Really Think That ESPN Headline Was Intentionally Racist?” In it, Daisy argued that the ESPN headline writer who penned the “Chink In The Armor” headline — after the Knicks lost on Saturday night — might have made an honest mistake whe…

Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2012

Male Cheerleaders Making A Comeback

There are six men and five women on the Sacramento State cheerleading team, and apparently this ratio is not unusual — at the collegiate level, 50 percent of cheerleaders are now male, although cheerleaders of both sexes are still fighting the misconception that their sport is all about waving pom-poms.

“We put our…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 23, 2012
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