soccer

Popaganda: Why We Love Sports

Being a feminist sports fan is complicated. Athletes are talented artists and teams can build community and confidence. But sports culture has many dark sides: violence, homophobia, greed. On this episode, we talk with feminist fans of football, tennis, soccer, and basketball about what keeps them watching and how they’re working to change sports for the better. The great Jessica Luther joins us to discuss how she remains a football fan while working on a book about sexual assault in college football programs. Steph Yang talks about how women’s soccer has become a positive place for LGBTQ players and fans, despite the rampant homophobia seen in other sports. Amy Lam expounds on NBA players taking stands for social justice issues—while owners who would prefer they remain silent...

After FIFA Lifts Hijab Ban, Muslim Women Soccer Players Hit the Field

Tasneem Abu-Rob and Rand Albustanji, two of Jordan’s starters, became the first players to wear a hijab at a FIFA-sanctioned world tournament. Read more »

While Sports Are Rife With Homophobia, Queer Athletes and Fans Find a Home in Women's Soccer

Women’s soccer has a huge LGBTQ fanbase. Die-hard Boston Breakers fan Steph Yang explains what women’s soccer is doing right.  Read more »

A Short Film Series Gives Female Athletes the Star Treatment They Deserve

Last night, the Providence Park stadium in Portland, Oregon was packed with the largest crowd ever to attend a National Women’s Soccer League game. Read more »