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Mortarboard moment: Sharing advice I got from Gail Marquis, Olympic superstar and Wall Street success

Friday, May 10th, 2013

By Ashleigh Sargent Gail Marquis is a powerful woman in sports, business, and volunteer foundation work.  She won a silver medal as a part of the 1976 U.S. Women’s Basketball Olympic Team and played basketball professionally in Europe, before taking her competitive drive and spirit to Wall Street where she worked ...

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, ...

Warm-up playlist: Time to get pumped up without being put down

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

By Ashleigh Sargent and Mariah Philips Get ready, it’s game day!!!!! As you prepare mentally and physically, you want help getting into your zone. Which songs pop up on the warm-up playlist? Chances are, messages of female empowerment and gender equality are not major themes in your favorite jams. In fact, it might ...

Required to cheer for your assailant? Whose rights count?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

By Susan McGee Bailey The U.S. Supreme Court last week remained silent in the case of a Texas cheerleader, but the message was alarmingly loud: It may be 2011, but high school girls don’t have the same rights as high school guys. The Court declined to hear an appeal from a Texas ...

Women’s Sport is Political (+ Financial + Pop Cultural + …)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

By Laura Pappano It's nearly election day, an apt time to recognize that -- yes -- sports are political. Not blue state-red state stuff, but equity, status, economic power. At the New York Athletic Club yesterday, the Wellesley Centers for Women lunch/discussion fed a conversation that energized a room of more than ...

Promised Paper: Ticket Office Sexism (in detail)

Friday, September 11th, 2009

By Laura Pappano Last spring, an op-ed published in the Christian Science Monitor -- "The Price Gap Between Men and Women's Basketball Tickets is Madness" -- drew a slew of responses and comments, including some that were awfully hostile about the prospect of women's play being 1) worthwhile watching and 2)  ...

Attention bargain shoppers: Women’s basketball tickets are cheap (and that’s a problem)

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Click here to read Laura Pappano's op-ed in today's Christian Science Monitor on why the price gap between men's and women's division 1 college basketball tickets is a travesty -- and perpetuates economic disparities on and off the court.