Tag Archives: female athletes

NYT profile senationalizes female athletes’ history of sexual assault

Tweet Quanitta Underwood is a a badass female boxer. She is a five-time national champion. She is ranked fourth in the world in her lightweight division. She’s being hailed as America’s best hope for an Olympic medal in boxing in London this year. She’s a beautiful black American woman who embodies strength, power, and speed [...]
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Badass woman athlete of the day: Christina Saenz de Santamaria

TweetSince many of us spent yesterday celebrating a game that women aren’t really allowed to play, it seems fitting to spend a moments today celebrating a woman athlete. And this woman is a total badass. She doesn’t throw or catch or tackle, but she does dive 60 metres (that’s about 197 feet) down into the [...]
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The Women’s World Cup has begun!

Tweet (Image credit: Thomas Peter/Reuters) The 2011 Women’s World Cup kicked off in Germany yesterday. So if you, like me, felt the men’s tournament last summer flew by before you could adequately develop obsessive team loyalties, another summer of soccer is here! In the opening matches, France beat Nigeria and Germany, the two-time defending champion [...]
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Wimbledon Likes Their Female Tennis Players Hot and Grunt-Free

Tweet I’ve got “zero love” for Wimbledon right now. The official Wimbledon site is giving away free tickets to people for voting on the “best-looking female player”. Really, Wimbledon, really? You couldn’t think of a better way to honor the top female tennis athletes in the world than to subject them to a glorified “hot [...]
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