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Free at last: letting women’s sports grow up

TweetJust as the Japanese team began celebrating its victory in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, soothing Tweets sprang forth to summarize the impact of the gallant U.S. runners-up. One declared that “little girls everywhere win today,” while another proudly proclaimed the Americans “role models for all.”
Except that these two individuals — it should be noted [...]

The racquet that endures and inspires

TweetThis is the final post 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.

I’ve been promising the [...]

Do girls and women really need sports?

TweetThis is the eighth 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.

At about the time young girls [...]

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 [...]

What I’m reading and writing, April 29

Tweet• In USA Today, Christine Brennan tees off on Nike for “standing by” Ben Roethlisberger and Tiger Woods, despite their recent issues with women, and gives Donna Lopiano first dibs at being the ultimate moral arbiter of all this:
“There’s no question that the right thing for a company to do is to drop athletes who [...]