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Category: Features

Women’s soccer making moves on the field and in the media

Barcelona official team photo, 2018/19 season. Courtesy of F.C. Barcelona Female athletes consistently face a variety of issues, including awareness and recognition — both in media attention and fan attendance at their games. Many women’s teams struggle to bring in profit and show off their abilities because of a lack of respect and interest from […]

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 […]