Tag Archives: Sports

Steubenville text messages and the confusion over consent

TweetI was on Democracy Now! this morning to talk about rape culture, Steubenville, and consent. Check out the segment below. The first two days of testimony in the Steubenville rape trial are proof positive that we need to teach young people about consent. The testimony about the text messages the defendants sent and received that [...]
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On #KUboobs and choice feminism

TweetOn Friday, BuzzFeed posted a soft-core porn display of University of Kansas football basketball fans Tweeting pictures of their cleavage “to support their college team.” Apparently #KUboobs, as its called, has been going on for some time, and the trend has spread to other schools. Yet, given my lack of expertise in both college sports [...]
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Notre Dame football cares way more about an imaginary dead girl than a real one

TweetGranted, this is truly a weird and almost addictively fascinating story. But let’s not forget that while the media buzzes and the university responds, the Notre Dame football program has pretty much ignored an actual dead girl. Irin Carmon writes: Less than a day into the Manti Te’o revelations, we’ve heard more about a fake [...]
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ESPN announcers drool over quarterback’s girlfriend, illustrate football’s culture of entitlement

TweetSo there was a big football game yesterday. And while I boycotted it, apparently ESPN announcers Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger had some time between plays to devote to ogling the Alabama quarterback’s girlfriend. Some real classy stuff: “When you’re a quarterback at Alabama, you see that lovely lady there? She does go to Auburn, I’ll [...]
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A woman ref will officiate an NFL game for the first time ever this week

Tweet Photo via the Los Angeles Times. With the NFL and their regular referees locked in contract negotiations, the league is relying on replacement officials this pre-season. And on Thursday night, for the first time, one of those refs will be a woman. Shannon Eastin is on the verge of becoming the first woman to [...]
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