Ah, the Winter Olympics, when the world’s best athletes compete on a seemingly level playing field for the glory of an Olympic medal. But while the medals given out are surely the same, the events themselves actually aren’t quite as equal as they may seem when it comes to gender.
I think figure skating has this stereotype as a sport for little girls—that we are these pretty porcelain dolls ...
After more than a year of often-contentious contract negotiations, dueling lawsuits, and a widening rift over equal pay, the U.S. women’s national team and U.S. Soccer have reached a new five-year collective bargaining agreement that will increase player salaries, guarantee better travel and working conditions, and…
The U.S. women’s hockey team is threatening to boycott the IIHF World Championships, starting March 31, unless USA Hockey increases wages, benefits, and support for the women’s game.
Baseball history has been so thoroughly explored that it seems impossible there could be room for another book. Comparatively neglected is softball’s past—which, it turns out, is completely fascinating and a compelling lens on twentieth-century women’s history.
Following a five-year battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s, legendary N.C.A.A. basketball coach Pat Summitt died on Tuesday. She was just 64 years old.
On the second Saturday of April, 44-year-old Mahsa Torabi put on a pair of black running pants and a blue sweater with green reflective stripes. That day, she would become the first woman to ever publicly finish a marathon in Iran. She chose a pink-patterned hijab, and she set out for Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient…
For decades, the women's sports teams at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville have been known as the Lady Volunteers, or the "Lady Vols." That is, until now: the university announced last week that they'd phase out the "Lady Vols" name and refer to both men's and women's teams as just "Vols." But many Tennessee…
Women's Pro Soccer has lost one of its teams, and now it could lose its sanctioning as a professional league. But players are fighting to keep the league alive.
The Lingerie Football League plans to start a youth division — and yes, it's just as disturbing as it sounds.
Serena Williams isn't too happy that she had to start her U.S. Open match at 10:30 PM last night. But the reason for her objection is a little surprising.
Marta Vieira da Silva, also known simply as Marta, is probably the Women's World Cup's biggest star. Let's learn a little more about the athlete sometimes called "Pele in a skirt."
On the heels of news that universities were lying to fulfill Title IX requirements comes the revelation that some are pre-emptively cutting men's sports to avoid violations in the future. So what's the best way to protect women's athletics without short-changing men?
A major Scottish golf club is close to allowing women to become members. But the move has some surprising opponents: women.
The U.S. women's team beat Canada 3-2 yesterday to win their third world championship in a row. Says HuffPo's Laura Gottesdiener, "The victory is also sweet revenge for the American team after the Canadians shut them out 2-0 last year" at the Vancouver Olympics. Take that, Canada!
Sixteen-year-old star boxer Mutiat Adebayo has some complaints about the state of women's boxing in Nigeria: "Boxing organisers discriminate against us during competitions. This is not good for the development of the sport. We urge government to help us." She says girls should be taught boxing in school — and fellow…