sports

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. Read more »

10 Women’s Sports Stories That Would Make Great Films

ESPN series 30 for 30 is excellent—but covers almost only dudes. Here are some female athletes they should feature. Read more »

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Where Did Radical Cheerleaders Go?

A brief history of radical cheerleading, which mixes peppy chants with anti-establishment politics.  Read more »

#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 »

The 2019 Super Bowl Commercials Were a Strange Pop-Culture Smörgåsbord

How would the Dude and Carrie ever, ever, ever find themselves in the same bar? Read more »

It’s Complicated Being a Feminist Football Fan

Jessica Luther talks about how she loves watching football—but thinks all the time about football culture’s attitude toward violence. Read more »

Tackling Patriarchy: Supporting Women’s Football Leagues

Women’s semi-pro football leagues are dying for fans and financial support. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "The Fall of Men" Is a Terrible Idea

On Friday, the New York Review of Books published “Reflections on a Hashtag,” the cover story for its October print issue, written by Jian Ghomeshi. Read more »

Backtalk: Naomi Osaka & Serena Williams Deserved Better

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about what went down at the U.S. Open and how it hurt both Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. In a sport with a history of sexism and racism, specifically anti-Blackness, it’s tough to ignore the unfairness lobbed at Williams during this championship match and how... Read more »

Net Loss: The U.S. Open Stole More Than a Point from Serena Williams

Naomi Osaka winning her first major Grand Slam title should’ve been a complement to Williams’s own legacy. Read more »

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