Posts Tagged: sport

Battling my need to prove myself as a woman in sport

Battling my need to prove myself as a woman in sport

Being exposed to stereotypes about women in sport has given me a complicated relationship with both sport and my own body. If you are a woman, you have most likely been subjected to stereotypes when participating in sports. I cannot remember how many times I have heard sentiments like women being “weak”, “slow”, “clumsy”, or …

The race for positive change in sport

The race for positive change in sport

How do we reconcile knowledge of the injustices in many sports with the enjoyment of being a spectator? As we enjoy the familiar tradition of a summer of sport — albeit with some restrictions still in place — it’s worth reflecting on how this fits in with the strong push for fairer practices and equal …

Women’s football is not bad, much like women’s issues in general, it has just been neglected and underfunded for decades

Women’s football is not bad, much like women’s issues in general, it has just been neglected and underfunded for decades

In light of the recent Euros, it is important to highlight the barriers and stereotypes women face in football, and have always faced historically. The ‘Men’s Euros’ recently ended, once again making it clear that men’s football is seen as the norm, much like in other sports. The official name of that tournament is UEFA …