On Friday, the Prime Minister of Tonga, Akilisi Pohiva, contradicted a directive from the nation’s education minister, Penisimani Fifita, that stated girls would not be allowed to play rugby in order to “preserve the dignity of Tongan women and hold on to Tongan cultural values.”
Like scores of other women who have dared spoken in public, Chicago radio host Julie DiCaro has been getting complaints about her voice on her show 670 The Score.
Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro are both women who make their living as sportswriters. For that, of course, they must be punished, which is why hordes of Twitter douches regularly deluge them with vile harassment and threats. In a new video, Spain and DiCaro had normal, non-sociopathic men read some of those tweets…
On Friday, New York City dropped approximately two tons of confetti on the reigning Women’s World Cup champions, celebrating their record third World Cup win with the first-ever ticker-tape parade for a female sports team.
Amy Poehler came on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night for a special Women’s World Cup -themed reprisal of their SNL outrage outlet, Really!?!
On Sunday, two women's snowboardcross riders crashed during the Olympic qualifying round for their event and had to be removed on stretchers. Even more dramatically, the day before, Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova crashed at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and had to undergo spinal surgery. These are just a few of…
The moment shouldn't have felt so good. All along, we knew the day would come. We knew the chosen women would be so privileged that a golf-club membership and new green jacket wouldn't dramatically improve their lives, much less change the world.
Last night in New York, athletes rubbed elbows at the 33rd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala. If you miss some of the faces you got to know during the Olympics, fret not: Rowers, gymnasts, swimmers, track stars — the gang's all here!
Over the weekend Jeré Longman of the New York Times published this piece about female Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones. It is by all accounts pretty scathing. Alyssa Rosenberg calls it "one of the nastiest profiles" she's ever seen. David Roth calls the article "unfounded and unfair" and Isaac Rauch of Deadspin found it so…
With the Olympics fast approaching, we're hearing a lot of exciting and encouraging news about female athletes like weightlifter Holley Mangold, diver Brittany Viola and runner Lolo Jones — but, sadly, even with these athletic powerhouses set to compete for the gold in London, women's sports are still at a major…
Summertime is almost here, which means that tennis season is upon us again—that magical time of year when we gather around the television with our loved ones and talk a bunch of sexist shit about female athletes just doing their fucking jobs. You know, grunting season.
After much hemming and hawing, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince has agreed to allow women from the Middle Eastern kingdom to compete in the 2012 London Olympics. And it only took several decades, countless accommodations, and global pressure on the International Olympic Committee!
Mo Isom is currently trying out to play kicker for Louisiana State University. If she succeeds, she'll be the first woman to play college football since 2003 — and possibly the first ever to get any respect.
Like many little girls, Jasmine Parr wants to emulate her mom and dad. Her father is Australian kickboxing champion John Wayne Parr; her mother, Angie Rivera Parr, is also a fighter. So Jasmine kickboxes, and last month, she got in the ring and fought a 7-year-old girl. Phil Reeves, the Queensland Minister for Child…
What's it like to play on an all-male basketball team with a female coach? Says Texas Legends captain Antonio Daniels, "Same thing as if a guy was a coach, you know what I mean? Except you just don't undress in the locker room at the same time. And she's big on love, and she's big on hugs, and all that kind of stuff."
Yesterday two male announcers launched tag team on-air screed against female involvement in the English Premiere League. If it's fair to assume that ladies don't understand sports, is it also fair to assume men don't understand microphones?
Kayla Watkins, 12, was fine with being the only girl on a boy's hockey team — til she saw a meeting agenda item about her "Player Ability Limitations," including handwringing over her locker room changing, written by another kid's dad.
Says UConn's coach: "Because we're breaking a men's record, we've got a lot of people paying attention. If we were breaking a women's record, everybody would go, 'Aren't those girls nice'....let's send them back where they belong, in the kitchen."
Yesterday marked the first time — ever — that the Triple Crown surfing championship staged a women's event at the famous Pipeline, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.