Last week, former Manchester United player Phil Neville was named the new manager of the England Women's National Team. Neville filled a post left vacant by Mark Sampson, who resigned in disgrace following a steady stream of allegations concerning his behavior toward players. The public placed increased scrutiny on the
Nancy Theberge's book Higher Goals: Women's Ice Hockey and the Politics of Gender was published in 2000. Seventeen years later, it's intriguing to read her book and see what's changed -- and what hasn't.
In many ways, the status of women's ice hockey in the world has vastly improved since
This past Thursday, Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of SBNation's popular Outsports site, was quoted as voicing his frustration that there are no publicly out gay men in any of North America's major sports leagues. When pressed for the reason this might be, he stated that closeted gay athletes were "cowards&
The Olympics have always been a paradox.
The Games are a contradictory showcase of both the triumph and the corruption of the world. There have been long struggles to achieve equality between men and women in terms of both events and of athletes in attendance, and that slow march toward
Navigating an athletic career can be challenging, especially for female athletes, as they deal with societal expectations about their appearance. While this dynamic affects some female athletes more than others when it comes to sponsorships, no one is completely immune.
As long as professional sports have been around, there's been