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Category: Features

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 […]

Hot or Not: Objectification and Sexualization of Female Athletes

One of my most valuable memories growing up playing soccer was being coached by a female instructor. As a little girl, I wanted a coach who I could look up to and who was once just like me. To this day one of my major idols is not a professional celebrity athlete, yet she emulates […]

Six Reasons Why Females in Sport are Empowered

​1. Strong support system Teammates, parents and coaches will always push you to be better and they’ll always want you to have fun and succeed. Not everyone in the world is lucky enough to have those motivators. Embrace it and let the support empower you to keep doing the great things you’re doing. 2. Good physical […]

Six Advantages of Attending a Women’s Pro Sporting Event

Going to a women’s professional sporting event is one of the most effective ways an everyday person can support female athletics. For one, you’re providing the league and team franchise with revenue. This is important mainly because players are currently struggling to earn a sufficient salary. In the video, Kyle and I are at a […]