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Think fresh: Enough Merry (girl or boy) Christmas

Monday, December 19th, 2011

By Katie Culver I work – really hard – at avoiding gender stereotypes with kids so I decided to tick through what we had lined up for Christmas this year: there was the Wii for my son and an American Girl doll for my daughter. Err – I mean, a Wii ...

Detroit right tackle Monique Howard: Girls can do what boys can do

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_2698" align="alignleft" width="768" caption="Monique Howard, right tackle for Pershing High"][/caption]   By Laura Pappano Thanksgiving football, of course, involves Detroit. And while the NFL will get plenty of attention today, there has been another Detroit football story out there this season.  Word that Monique Howard, 6-foot senior basketball player and track talent, ...

No more bullies: field hockey’s co-ed future

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

By Laura Pappano When my 6th grade son announced he was “following in the family tradition” and joined the school field hockey team, I was surprised. Turns out, he’s not alone, but is one of four boys on the team in a sport trying to grow it’s male following. Last spring as ...

Team USA: Reasons to believe (and do we need TV review in soccer?)

Monday, July 11th, 2011

By Laura Pappano Suddenly, the story lines need tweaking. Admit it: We had resigned ourselves to remembrances of the 1999 Women’s World Cup. Who didn’t watch grainy video highlights and years-later interviews with players and wonder if the Dawn of US women’s soccer and its Golden Age were one and the same? There ...

Happy Pink Father’s Day!

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

            By Laura Pappano This is my son’s favorite sweatshirt – from when he was 3. My sister made it for his pink-Red Sox-guitar-themed birthday. Now he’s 12. He doesn’t wear much pink, but neither does he avoid it. He grabbed a pink towel the other day to go swimming. So why do I ...

Women’s College World Series 2011: All about the HR. Two college players talk college ball.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

    Former college player Megan Wood and current college player Rachael Goldenberg discuss the Women's College World Series. By Megan Wood and Rachael Goldenberg Megan: First off, can we please talk about the gender performance of the players? Rachael: Make-up, and bows and jewels, oh my! If you interested in reading more about Megan's views ...

Missing demographic: We need more Moms coaching youth sports!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

                            By Katie Culver I was so excited about my son’s first soccer season, that I volunteered my husband and I to share responsibilities as the team’s coaches. The complicating matter: I was 40 weeks pregnant. My third child was born two weeks later, which meant that – along with rainouts – much ...

Brits get The Royal Wedding: We have a princess problem

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

                              By Katie Culver Given the frenzy surrounding The Royal Wedding and future Princess Kate Middleton-Windsor (we feminists can only hope for the hyphenated name), it seems prudent to consider the implications of “princess mania.” To mothers of 4-year-old girls (I am one of those), the term needs no explanation. To those needing ...

Breaking it Down: March Madness, Maya Moore – and Me ( a college basketball player)

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

By Ashleigh Sargent What a week of hoops! As a college player and fan, my observations about the tournament mixed strong emotions (one of the stars of women’s basketball ends her college career with a 72-63 loss) with excitement for the way the final game unfolded. It is meaningful to see ...

Women’s NCAA: From March Mandate to real March Madness!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

By Laura Pappano When Stanford went down 63-62 last night to Texas A & M, it took several minutes to sink in. And when TV cameras showed the UConn Huskies in the stands, well, you felt that they had been forewarned: Watch out, things can happen. It didn’t matter. Notre Dame didn’t ...