sexism in sport

Woman strength training

This woman’s response to the suggestion that women aren’t strong enough to be firefighters is iconic

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Lauren Geall
  • Caster Semenya has been told she must take suppressants if she wants to compete
    Opinion

    Caster Semenya faces another obstacle in her fight for the rights of women athletes

  • Serena Williams playing tennis at Wimbledon
    Life

    Serena Williams: A message for the “deluded” men who believe they could beat her at tennis

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    This is what strong looks like to a professional netballer

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Tour de France
Life

Why isn’t there a women’s equivalent of the Tour de France?

Because “lack of funding” just isn’t a good enough excuse.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

Loving the FIFA Women's World Cup? Maybe you should join female football community, This Fan Girl

Women can be made to feel sexualised or like second rate fans at football games, this community is stopping that

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Megan Murray
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Danielle Carter from Arsenal's during Women's Super League match
Life

Adidas to tackle lack of female football representation - starting with Wikipedia

Only 3.5% of football-related biographies on the site are about females

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Almara Abgarian
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Alex Scott is a pundit for the BBC and Sky
People

Ex-England footballer Alex Scott is still subjected to sexist abuse every single day

"We’ll get to the stage when I’m not regarded as a female pundit, I’m just a pundit."

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Sarah Shaffi
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Kayleigh Dray
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#WhatNursesWear: Nurses of Twitter respond brilliantly to sexist Guinness World Records decision

Jessica Anderson was denied a Guinness World Record because she wore scrubs to run the London Marathon rather than a dress

W Series driver Sabre Cook ready to race
Visible Women

The new feminist motorsport series

The W Series is set to transform motorsports and make women racing drivers more visible in a big way

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Hannah Mendelsohn
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Life

Exclusive: Clare Balding gets real about how we can inspire body positivity in young girls

“We can change girls from being worried that they aren’t skinny enough, that their jeans aren’t size zero,” says the veteran sports presenter.

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Chloe Gray
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Life

This snooker player was banned from playing – because of her gender

Yes, there are still "men-only" clubs

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Sarah Shaffi
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Elite cyclist Nicole Hanselmann of Switzerland
People

This elite cyclist was stopped mid-race – because she was about to overtake the men

Nicole Hanselmann was held back "for safety reasons"

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Anna Brech
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Serena Williams. Image: Getty
People

Serena Williams’ Nike ad isn’t just marketing – it’s a mission statement

Yes, celebrity endorsements are designed to sell products. But Williams’ Nike ad is also a powerful rebuke to the racism and sexism she’s faced

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Sarah Shaffi
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Life

Women’s football team flies economy while men’s squad sits business class

Come on, Barcelona FC – this is ridiculous.

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Moya Crockett
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Megan Murray
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Why are cheerleaders still being harassed and fat-shamed by the NFL?

One squad member alleges that her skin was duct-taped down because it "looked better"

Life

Tennis tournament slammed for “wildly sexist and inappropriate” draw

The contestants selected team categories provocatively disguised on models

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Jasmine Andersson
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