Posts Tagged women’s sports

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Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite to say “Really!?!” to sexist sports fans

Something great has come of Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit’s recent inane tweets dismissing all women’s sports as “not worth watching.” Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers on his show last night for an immensely satisfying reprisal of their SNL segment “Really!?!” 

Something great has come of Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit’s recent inane tweets dismissing all women’s sports as “not worth watching.” Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers on his show last night for an immensely satisfying reprisal of ...

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Chart of the Day: Women get only 2-3 percent of TV sports news coverage

According to the latest update in a 25-year-long study, TV sports news and highlights shows, like ESPN’s SportsCenter, devote under 5 percent of their coverage to women’s sports. That’s actually less than it was back in 1989. 

According to the latest update in a 25-year-long study, TV sports news and highlights shows, like ESPN’s SportsCenter, devote under 5 percent of their coverage to women’s sports. That’s actually less than it was back in 1989. 

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On contemporary sports culture: privileging masculinity

Athletes. Female athletes. College basketball. Women’s college basketball. Tennis. Women’s tennis. When it comes to sports, we qualify women’s athletics in a way that does not happen with men.

Athletes. Female athletes. College basketball. Women’s college basketball. Tennis. Women’s tennis. When it comes to sports, we qualify women’s athletics in a way that does not happen with men.

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The US kicks off its World Cup run tonight, hoping for first championship since 1999

The Women’s World Cup began this weekend, with games that ranged from a 10-0 blow-out to a nail-biter with a stoppage-time PK. Tonight the US team, ranked second in the world behind Germany, will play their first match, against Australia. 

The Women’s World Cup began this weekend, with games that ranged from a 10-0 blow-out to a nail-biter with a stoppage-time PK. Tonight the US team, ranked second in the world behind Germany, will play their first ...

Kathrine Switzer running in the Boston Marathon

Photo of the Day: The women who forced their way into the Boston Marathon

In honor of yesterday’s Boston Marathon, there were a couple great profiles of the trailblazing female runners who forced their way into the race back when it was thought that women couldn’t run 26 miles without dropping dead or turning into men or something. 

In honor of yesterday’s Boston Marathon, there were a couple great profiles of the trailblazing female runners who forced their way into the race back when it was thought that women couldn’t run 26 miles without ...

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New report reveals continued decline in women coaching women athletes

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Earlier this month, the Tucker Center for Research released a report on the status of women in collegiate coaching, detailing the continuing decline of the percentage of women coaches employed to coach women athletes at 76 athletic programs. 

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Earlier this month, the Tucker Center for Research released a report on the status of women in collegiate coaching, detailing the continuing decline ...

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Male viewer writes letter to the editor explaining why women can’t play soccer

This weekend, England’s women’s soccer team played Germany in an historic match at Wembly national stadium. As the Independent reports, “It was the first standalone game for women at the home of football, drew a record crowd of 46,000, was shown live in TV coverage on the BBC, and introduced a generation of young girls to the idea of the women’s team being treated the same as the men for the first time.” 

This weekend, England’s women’s soccer team played Germany in an historic match at Wembly national stadium. As the Independent reports, “It was the first standalone game for women at the home of football, drew a ...

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