sports

Twists and Turns: Simone Biles, Kerri Strug, and the Trouble with “Taking One for the Team”

She showed the world she was more than a mule for Olympic medals.

Gold Double Standard: The Tokyo Olympics Highlighted Casual Bias in Sports

Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension was just the tip of the injustice iceberg for American athletes. Read more »

Dangerous Spin: Media Exposes Ballet’s Ugly Side

There’s nothing endearing or gentle about the violence dancers endure. Read more »

Leap of Faith: Tokyo’s Olympics Spotlight the Women Changing Gymnastics

A new generation of gymnasts rethinks the expectations—and rejects the abuses—that previous ones endured. Read more »

Goal Tending: The NBA Dropped the Ball with Two of Its New Head Coaches

Instead of a woman coach, the league hired two alleged abusers. Read more »

Human First: Black Women Athletes Aren’t Your Performance Mules

Discrediting Black women athletes is par for the course in sports. Read more »

Wildcat Strike: Sports Show the Possibilities of Collective Action

While a boycott is a consumptive act of resistance, a strike is an action grounded in labor resistance.  Read more »

“Athlete A” Reveals How Police Fail Sexual Assault Victims

Athlete A neglects to mention that the police misconduct apparent in the handling of the Larry Nassar case is indicative of a disease infecting all of law enforcement. Read more »

Super Bad: Busting the Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking

Arresting those whose work is consensual is not “saving” them. Read more »

Catching Heat: Veronica Alvarez Goes to Bat for Girls in Baseball

As it now stands, once girls age out of youth baseball at 12, there’s nowhere else for them to play.  Read more »

All Land is Sacred: Jolie Varela on the Healing Power of Hiking

The Indigenous Women Hike is her “sacred fire.”  Read more »

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