Tag Archives: women in sports
By Katie | Published: June 24, 2013
Tweet12-year-old Madison Baxter has been playing football since second grade. She played on her football team in sixth grade. But this year she was told not to come to tryout for the seventh-grade team because she is provoking “impure thoughts.” Baxter’s mother says this was the explanation offered by Patrick Stuart an administrator at the Strong Rock [...]
By Maya | Published: July 16, 2012
TweetThere’s a lot I appreciate about ESPN’s Body Issue–the primary thing being Danell Leyva. I’m all for admiring “the vast potential of the human form,” I love seeing naked bodies, and as someone who is endlessly irritated that female athletes are sexualized more than men are, I think it’s great to have a chance to [...]
Why doesn’t Sarah Robles, the highest ranked American weightlifter, have all the athletic sponsorships?
By Maya | Published: July 3, 2012
Tweet I mentioned this story about American weightlifter Sarah Robles already, but I think it deserves a whole post. The twenty-three-year-old is the highest ranked weightlifter in the country, beat out every female and male American at the world championships last year, and can lift more than 568 pounds–which is apparently equivalent to one large [...]