Chart of the Day: Women in the Olympics

In previous years we’ve covered why the Olympics aren’t exactly a feminist institution, even though the competitions show up some pretty bad ass ladies. I had no idea, though, that the games — and particularly the Winter Olympics — were so resistant to including women for such a goddamn long time. After the jump, check out this chart from Mother Jones illustrating women’s long struggle to compete.

Women in the Olympics chart

Alexandra Brodsky wouldn’t exactly call herself an athlete.

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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

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