gender

A collection of 21 posts

Trophies Matter – But Women Don't

April 27, 2019

Trophies Matter – But Women Don't by Andrew

As part of the month-long liquidation process leading up to the official dissolution of the CWHL on May 1, the majority of the league's trophies went up for auction this week. CWHL writer Kirsten Whelan (who you should read before ever reading anything by me)

New IAAF Testosterone Regulations are Bigoted and Targeted

May 02, 2018

New IAAF Testosterone Regulations are Bigoted and Targeted by Andrew

Last week the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) released new regulations for women's events titled Female Classification (Athletes with Differences of Sex Development). These regulations are currently valid and the new testosterone limits will be enforced beginning on November 1, 2018. The IAAF claims

Gender and Chess

March 21, 2018

Gender and Chess by Bridget Gordon

Few sports expose the hypocrisy behind gender segregation in sports and games than chess. Gender segregation in sports is a persistent, pernicious, and damaging problem to grapple with, largely because the people who are most invested keeping women separate (and profoundly unequal) in sporting competition

The Opposite of Fair Play: Part III

January 04, 2018

The Opposite of Fair Play: Part III by Andrew

The vast majority of sports organizations lag behind current scientific and cultural understandings of gender and inclusion in sports -- so what is their path ahead? More importantly, how are their current policies deficient?