Women’s sports on ESPN riles up conservative journalist Whitlock

Image: AP Here we go. Again. Women’s sports are given media coverage, and men feel the need to make sure we all know no one cares about women’s sports. “Women’s sports aren’t interesting.” “Men’s sports are better.” “Women don’t deserve media coverage.” It intrigues me that people who claim to care so little about women’s … Read more

Jason Whitlock offers up misogynistic take on ESPN programming

Are you a single-celled organism? Do you feel like too much contemporary sports talk is just a bunch of nerds and women screaming about analytics, or that everyone on the TV talks too fast? Do you miss smoking in hospital wards? Then, Jason Whitlock has dug up some stale, low-hanging fruit disguised as sports takes, … Read more

Next 50 years of Title IX will focus on female trans athlete

Lia Thomas and other trans women athletes face discrimination 50 years after Title IX.photo: Getty Images Society once felt a way about new facilities and amenities for female athletes. Those same feelings are here again with trans athletes. Misogyny tells us that in 1972, some were upset that girls and women were going to play … Read more

Long-term benefits are clear, and we have the 1972 legislation to thank for it

US First Lady Jill Biden (R) and high school track athlete Maya Mosley (L) listen to tennis legend Billie Jean King speak during an event to mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX at Capitol One Arena in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2022Image: Getty Images One of Title IX’s most significant triumphs in the … Read more

Believe or not, sports is where Title IX has made the fewest gains since 1972

Title IX passed 50 years ago.Image: Getty Images Title IX turns 50 this month and, although the law is responsible for so much progress, the work is unfinished. The celebrations and acknowledgments are on the way, but for years women who play sports have been required to be thankful for scraps, and those days are … Read more

Discussion around Lia Thomas ignores the fact that we could have coed sports

Lia Thomas has become a Rorschach test for our cultural ideas of gender.Image: Getty Images For all the energy devoted to the Lia Thomas story, you’d think there was an army of transitioning athletes looking to snatch Division I titles from the women who rightfully won them. Laws have been written, passed, vetoed and passed … Read more