Tag Archives: women's sports

French men’s professional club hires first female coach in top-tier European soccer

TweetCongrats to Helena Costa, the new head coach of the French men’s professional soccer club Clermont Foot! The Portuguese 36 year old, who most recently has been coaching Iran and Qatar’s national women’s teams, will be the first woman to coach a professional club in France, as well as the first to coach a top or second division team in [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet On deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement with Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Lucas Johnson and Krista Tippett. And really fucked up ways to honor Reverend King. A language immersion day-care on Pine Ridge Reservation has helped to keep the Lakota language alive. Elizabeth Hasselbeck asks if the rise of feminism is a threat to national security. A [...]
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Watch: ESPN documentary on the 1999 Women’s World Cup

Tweet I get ridiculously excited just watching this preview for The ’99ers, a new documentary about the 1999 Women’s World Cup, which premiered earlier this week as part of ESPN’s Nine for IX series celebrating women’s athletics on the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The tournament’s epic final match–in which Brandi Chastain famously ripped her shirt off after nailing the [...]
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The Modern Olympics just got a hell of a lot more modern

TweetThe BBC reports that after much speculation, Saudi Arabia will finally allow women to compete at the Olympics this year: The public participation of women in sport is still fiercely opposed by many Saudi religious conservatives. There is almost no public tradition of women participating in sport in the country. Saudi officials say that with [...]
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Olympic sexism study: Male athletes have skill and female athletes have luck

TweetAccording to a new study on past television coverage of the Olympics, sports commentators talk about athletes in notably different ways depending on their gender. And by “notably different” I mean “pretty sexist.” The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Delaware, analyzed NBC’s primetime coverage of past games. The main findings: When female [...]
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