Articles about 'sport'

Sidelined: we need to get serious about girls’ participation in sport

The need to control and emphasise the way women look and behave is having a serious impact on girls’ participation in sport, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 28 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The rise and fall of the Lingerie Football League

February's guest blogger Helen Reid interviews the founder of the Lingerie Football League and the instigator of the petition against it, considering how the League may be damaging to women's representation in the beautiful game

Helen Reid // 27 February 2016

Categories: Blog

The grass ceiling

Helen Reid condemns widespread discrimination that affects women’s ability to partake in sport and calls for better treatment of women, trans* and intersex people by sporting bodies, the media and the public

Helen Reid // 16 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Fighting back against the government’s silencing of Muslim women

Following David Cameron's comments last week about Muslim women, Latifa Akay describes Maslaha's Muslim Girls Fence project which aims to raise the aspirations of Muslim girls against the prevalence of damaging stereotypes

Latifa Akay // 25 January 2016

Categories: Features, Religion

Breaking Away: how Nicole Cooke rode to success on her own terms

Liz Smith reviews Nicole Cooke’s autobiography and recognises many of the sexist attitudes still prevalent in cycling

Liz Smith // 7 December 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

Is football institutionally sexist? Premier League emails suggest so

It will have come as little surprise to anyone with a passing interest in football that Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore’s work emails referred to women as “gash” and...

Carrie Dunn // 11 May 2014

Categories: Blog

Fireworks and a festival of women’s football at the Continental Cup final

It was an overcast evening at the Hive in Edgware, with rain in the air, and a rather smaller Girls’ Football Festival outside than spectators enjoyed last year across north...

Carrie Dunn // 5 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Watching women’s football in a hotel bar

This week I found myself away from home, and therefore not able to watch England v Turkey in the World Cup qualifier, screened live on BBC Three. Without wifi, I...

Carrie Dunn // 28 September 2013

Categories: Blog

International cricket: England regain the Ashes from Australia

While the headlines have been taken up by the England men's series victory over Australia (and the rather unconventional celebration of urinating on the pitch at the Oval), the England women have been quietly working away and have secured an Ashes win of their own.

Carrie Dunn // 30 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Marion Bartoli faces barrage of misogynist abuse after Wimbledon win

Philippa looks at the misogynist abuse Wimbledon women's singles winner faces as men disapprove of how she looks

Philippa Willitts // 6 July 2013

Categories: Blog

UEFA Champions League trophy handover: where are the women?

Last week, I was really excited to be invited to the trophy handover for this season’s Champions League competitions, the biggest European football club tournament – basically the winners from...

Carrie Dunn // 28 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Why Margaret isn’t “a football person”

Yesterday, Martin O’Neill, the manager of Sunderland AFC, lost his job. The Sun’s Steve Brenner, formerly the newspaper’s north-east football correspondent, commented in a tweet that has since been deleted:...

Carrie Dunn // 31 March 2013

Categories: Blog

International Women’s Day: in praise of Lily Parr

As it’s International Women’s Day, salute Lily Parr – the woman with a kick like a mule, a chain-smoking habit, and as many career goals as Pele… It’s not unusual...

Carrie Dunn // 8 March 2013

Categories: Blog

England cricket captain Charlotte Edwards breaks run-scoring record

A quick blog to say congratulations to Charlotte Edwards, the England captain, who this week became the all-time leading run-scorer in one-day international cricket. She hit 109 in her team’s...

Carrie Dunn // 8 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Sarah Taylor makes “informal agreement” to play for Sussex

Reports suggest that England wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor is in talks to play for the men’s second XI at Sussex. In an exclusive interview with Donald McRae, she’s said that she...

Carrie Dunn // 14 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Continental Cup Final: women’s game celebrated with a festival of football

It’s a damp, muzzy autumn evening in North London, and yet the shouts of children playing football in the park can be heard from a mile off. Once you get...

Carrie Dunn // 11 October 2012

Categories: Blog

From disgust to admiration

Nicola Adams silences the critics and wins over Antonia Houghton

Guest Blogger // 13 August 2012

Categories: Blog

The new women Olympians: How did they get on?

Rowan Harvey is currently Women’s Rights Advocacy Adviser at ActionAid. Her interests include gender and women’s rights, politics and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It’s often said that it’s...

Guest Blogger // 8 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread: 30 July 2012

A round up of items we didn't have time to blog this week

Laura // 30 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Flying the flag for women in snooker: Interview with Michaela Tabb part 2

The second part of Philippa's interview with snooker referee Michaela Tabb who will referee the World Championship Snooker final today and tomorrow.

Philippa Willitts // 6 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Sexist advertising of Olympic proportions

Vicky writes about the advertising for the Olympics. She asks where the women are, and considers what needs to be done for women's sport to be taken seriously.

Victoria Brewster // 13 April 2012

Categories: Blog

No girls allowed

Laura wonders why, in 2012, one of the most prestigious golf courses in the world still excludes women from membership.

Laura // 8 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Tell AIBA boxers don’t need skirts

Next week the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) will make its final decision on whether to force female boxers to wear skirts in the ring, in a bid to make...

Laura // 15 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Sportswomen of the Year 2011: The England cricket team

As we announced earlier in the week, after the BBC announced a female-free shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year, throughout December we will be running a series of features...

Guest Blogger // 1 December 2011

Categories: Blog

No women on BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist

A few weeks ago, I tweeted about a conversation I’d had with one of my journalism students. She asked me, “Why is there so little coverage of women’s sport?” I...

Carrie Dunn // 29 November 2011

Categories: Blog

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