The Forgotten History of Female Athletes Who Organized Their Own Olympics

Men barred “those delightful creatures” from competing at the Olympics. So female athletes protested by making their own games in 1922.

#HandsOffCaster: Why the Policing of Female Athletes’ Testosterone Levels Needs to Stop

A scientist explains why worrying about athletes’ testosterone levels is baseless and offensive.  Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: MAGA scam

Good one, Quran. Read more »

Backtalk: Stoneman Douglas & The Olympics

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the growing anti-gun student movement that’s happened since the shooting at the Parkland, Florida, high school and an update about the Winter Olympics. After the latest horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, students have rallied... Read more »

The Endorsement Gap: How the Olympics Shortchange Women Athletes of Color

Endorsements must prioritize an athlete’s performance over their looks. Read more »

How the "Stereotype Effect" Hurts Women Athletes

When women are told they’re worse athletes, they perform worse. And our society tells them they’re not as good as men in all kinds of ways. Read more »

Backtalk: "Stranger Things" & Women at the Olympics

A spoiler-free conversation about gender and race on Netflix show Stranger Things (Winona!). Amy and Sarah also discuss how female athletes are scrutinized during the Olympic games. Plus: Big news about Amy’s life and some love for Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff... Read more »

Opportunity Costs: What the Olympics Show Us About the Economics of Women's Sports

Women who are skilled competitors and elite athletes should have the chance to shine more than once every four years. Read more »

Magical Thinking: The Media’s Disturbing Portrayal of Katinka Hosszu’s Relationship with Her Husband and Coach

NBC sports commentators have been criticized for several other gaffes in the past few days that all display a traditional and conservative approach to gender and relationships. Read more »

As They Head to the Olympics, Women's Soccer is Fighting to Win Equal Pay

They’re the number one women’s soccer team in the world. But their most formidable opponent is the wage gap.  Read more »

Cruel Summer: What's Messed Up About The Olympic Games

It’s worth considering what kind of exploitation makes our spectatorship possible. Read more »

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