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Category: Features

How No. 1 WNBA draft pick Sabrina Ionescu is changing the world of basketball

First overall in this year’s WNBA draft, 5-11 guard Sabrina Ionescu is about to change the landscape of women’s professional basketball. With a highly decorated career already, Ionescu has no intention of slowing down. Let’s take a look at everything that led her to this moment. First of all, how about we get the name […]

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, […]