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Why women athletes deserve your support

If you’re a female athlete like me, you know the drill when it comes to wanting people to take you seriously (For everyone else: people tend to not take us seriously). That’s why, when the U.S. women’s national soccer team won the World Cup this summer, I was over the moon about the amount of… Continue Reading →

Help! My gym is promoting unhealthy body ideals

My gym is doing some renovations. To make sure we’re all aware that the gym will be temporarily under construction, they’ve posted signs throughout the facility that list the planned renovations and depict a smiling woman in a hard hat. They posted one of these signs in the women’s locker room, and on that particular… Continue Reading →

ESPN The Magazine: Are the women playing or just posing?

A short paragraph about the physiological wonder of the human body opens ESPN The Magazine’s 2013 body issue. In this paragraph, the magazine calls all bodies spectacular specimens, especially the athletic bodies profiled in the following 36 pages. However, the images of male (10 portrayed) and female (11 pictured) athletes tell a different story. Per… Continue Reading →

What we learned from the Olympics’ coverage of female athletes

This year’s Olympics in London provided some notable victories for women. It was the first Olympics where there were female athletes from all participating countries. And as always, the Olympics put strong, capable women in the spotlight. In a media landscape where female celebrities are often reported on for their fashion, hair style, or fluctuating… Continue Reading →

Vancouver Whitecaps sexualize soccer with painted nude model

What’s sex got to do with soccer? Even a Vancouverite like me who isn’t into soccer didn’t miss the recent viral advertising campaign publicizing the Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada’s newest Major League Soccer team. It started with a “Find the Billboard” contest, which challenged fans to be the first to Tweet or text the location of… Continue Reading →