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Category: Features

History made in women’s soccer but the battle for recognition remains

The Ballon d’Or — considerably the most prestigious award in professional soccer — is historically known for commending the incredible achievements of exclusively professional male soccer players . . . until now. On December 3, 2018, Norwegian native and Olympique Lyonnais striker Ada Hegerberg was honoured with the first women’s Ballon d’Or. The award has […]

Behaving Badly: The Double Standard of Behaviour in Sports

Throughout history, women have been confined to much more restrictive, controlled standards of behaviour and comportment – and while huge strides have been made over time, the sports industry remains one of the most segregated industries for men and women. From on-field behaviour, dress code, emotional displays and language, female athletes are subjected to sexist, […]

#DeixaElaTrabalhar: A New Movement to Fight Sexual Harassment of Women in Sports Media

Photo courtesy of CNN.com. Growing up I was always aware of my love for playing sports, but when it was time to apply for university, I understood my passion and skill for writing. As a professional writing major, I am constantly being exposed to many different styles of writing; the most interesting and fulfilling to […]

Interview with Natalie Spooner

Natalie is a professional ice hockey player who plays for Team Canada and the Toronto Furies. She competed on Amazing Race Canada and is also an ambassador for Fast and Female, an organization that empowers girls in sport. Learn more about the Olympic Gold medalist and CWHL All-Star from the bio on her website. Photo from Natalie Spooner’s […]