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Thai women grab volleyball title; find focus on their looks

Monday, September 30th, 2013

By Mariah Philips The elation of a surprise victory is universal – and infectious. The emotion is so powerful that it doesn't matter where in the world you are, what team it is – or the sex of the players. Everyone loves a come-from-behind winner on the international sports stage, whether it’s America’s ...

Start of football, soccer = Concussion Season

Friday, August 9th, 2013

By Katie Culver For many, the start of football and soccer season evokes the excitement of uniforms, new teammates, practices, and games. But doctors and parents endure another sort of anticipation: The arrival of Concussion Season. Concussions happen in athletics year round, but with the greatest frequency in football, followed by girl’s ...

New grad says “Lean In” lessons come with playing ball

Friday, June 21st, 2013

By Ashleigh Sargent Of course we’re all talking about Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. There’s the public conversation about the gender gap in leadership in the U.S. (and controversy about some messages in Lean In) but as a recent college graduate and a female ...

Women’s Review of Books is 30 (and more relevant than ever)

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

By Laura Pappano In the introduction to the 30th anniversary issue of The Women's Review of Books, editor Amy Hoffman makes that point that -- yes -- this many  years later we still need a forum for thoughtful, intellectual, political and passionate conversation about the meaning of gender in the printed, ...

NWSL seems to be learning from predecessors

Friday, January 18th, 2013

By Laura Pappano It’s draft day for the National Women’s Soccer League. Don’t bother turning on your TV or tuning into sports radio.  Don’t expect NFL-style high drama. Thanks to the rise of cheap media, though, you can catch it on Twitter and Facebook (NWSL doesn’t have its own website). Sure, there is ...