Posts Tagged women’s sports

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Watch: Serena Williams’ vulnerability is what makes her a champion

It seems as if everyone is talking about Serena Williams, whether it’s her dominance or the way she perseveres in the face of obvious sexism and racism. Regardless, for the second time in her career, she has achieved the “Serena Slam,” which is holding all four major titles simultaneously.

It seems as if everyone is talking about Serena Williams, whether it’s her dominance or the way she perseveres in the face of obvious sexism and racism. Regardless, for the second time in her career, ...

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Watching the Women’s World Cup as a sports outsider

I finally understood sports the moment when some unseen force pulled me to my feet as I began clapping; the US Women’s National Team goal in the first few minutes of the championship game, after a nail biting scrum in the penalty box, brought the experience to life for me in a way no other moment quite could. 

I finally understood sports the moment when some unseen force pulled me to my feet as I began clapping; the US Women’s National Team goal in the first few minutes of the championship game, after a nail ...

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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 ...

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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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