Friday, February 25th, 2011
By Megan Wood and Laura Pappano
Justine Siegal, founder of BaseBall for All, made news this week when she became the first woman to throw batting practice to a major league baseball team at spring training. She threw for the Cleveland Indians on Monday and the Oakland A's on Wednesday. Siegal, ...
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
By Lindsay Rico
Why did I decide to play tackle football in the 6th grade? Ever see the movie “Little Giants”? It’s about a ragtag football team with a coach who is just as much of a reject as his players. The one girl (they call her “Icebox”) is one of ...
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
By Rachael Goldenberg
I had the thrilling opportunity to watch the World Cup Final at the Soweto Fan Park in South Africa on Monday. Yes, the vuvuzela howls are deafening, but I still cheered alongside 10,000 South Africans as Spain kicked in the winning goal against the Netherlands (my friend Robin ...
Friday, May 28th, 2010
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By Sarah Odell and Lindsay Rico
Nasrin Arbabzadeh, the leader of the Afghan women's sports delegation, has been actively working for years for the rights of Afghan women to complete in sports. In 2001, she traveled from city to city recruiting women to compete in the ...
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
By Laura Pappano
News of Judge Sylvia Pressler’s death last week – at 75 at a family home in Sparta, NJ – drew a few paragraphs in the newspaper, but hardly attracted huge attention.
And yet, as spring training gets underway and kids prepare for Little League tryouts (now a winter affair), ...
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Team USA faces off this afternoon against Finland in the final day of preliminary round play. Medals rounds ahead!
By Emilie Liebhoff
I recently took my three-year-old daughter ice-skating for the first time. I skated a few laps, did some quick crossovers, and pivoted back and forth. She was amazed. (I'm sure ...
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
By Megan Wood
Documentary filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie's film Kick Like a Girl conveys the empoweringand enlightening experience when a soccer team of 8 and 9-year-old girls plays in the boys division -- quite successfully. After Mackenzie's visit to Wellesley College last week, I spoke with three student athletes about why gender ...
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
By Katie Culver
Here’s a Super Bowl quiz question: Would you send your daughter to a football game in her underwear?
I wouldn’t. And yet, funny thing is, there’s women at every NFL football game in a close approximation of panties and bras. They just happen to be ...
Monday, December 28th, 2009
By FGN contributors
Ignoring athletic development of girls. What’s wrong: Sports is the language of power and self-efficacy (a particularly urgent matter in places where females face violence and lack equal rights). Failure to encourage girls – whether in Texas or Bangladesh or on the preschool play lot – to learn ...
Monday, December 21st, 2009
By Katie Culver
1. A legitimately equal opportunity to develop athletic skills and play sports -- from the start.
This means: girls should be handed a ball (instead of a doll or toy purse) as soon as they can hold something. They should be dressed appropriately so they can run, climb, jump ...