Monthly Archives: June 2011

How women have held back women’s sports

TweetThis is the third in a series entitled “Women’s Sports Without Illusions” that critically examines the nearly four decades of the women’s sports movement, including Title IX, cultural and social developments, the growth of professional and international women’s sports and current challenges and issues.
All posts in this series can be found here.

The standard narrative script followed by [...]

Women’s sports and the matter of choice

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This is the second in a series entitled “Women’s Sports Without Illusions” that critically examines the nearly four decades of the women’s sports movement, including Title IX, cultural and social developments, the growth of professional and international women’s sports and current challenges and issues.
All posts in this series can be found here.

When I was 13 [...]

The elusive notion of gender equality in sports

TweetThis is the first in a series entitled “Women’s Sports Without Illusions” that will critically examine the nearly four decades of the women’s sports movement, including Title IX, cultural and social developments, the growth of professional and international women’s sports and current challenges and issues. The story behind this racquet, which symbolizes some seemingly conflicting [...]

Coming next week: Special series on women and sports

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So what’s this racquet all about?
There is an excellent answer to this question that I do plan to reveal here very soon. It will be a very personal reply to one of the most important aspects of my life, and it’s one that I’ve also had the privilege to explore as a journalist.
If you haven’t [...]

Why FIFA should let the Iranian women play

TweetYou don’t have to get all worked up like David Zirin does (and this he does about most anything related to culture and sports) to see how FIFA is missing a magnificent opportunity to be a global agent for positive change. For a change.
The international soccer governing body’s tumultuous summer took another regrettable turn last [...]