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Cry Foul at Wimbledon

| July 11, 2013

Some media outlets proclaimed that this week's Wimbledon winner was the first from Britain in 77 years. In saying so, they erased not one, but four, female champions. More »

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B-Girl Event Celebrates Women in Hip Hop

B-Girl Event Celebrates Women in Hip Hop

| April 22, 2013

In San Diego last month, b-girls and graffiti artists danced and painted their way into what is generally an all-male world. More »

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

| March 18, 2013

Expand the circle of empathy in public life, urges multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis. More »

America’s Girls Need Sports

America’s Girls Need Sports

| September 27, 2012

At a time of shrinking budgets for school and college sports programs, the CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation reminds us that sports are girls' toolkit for success. More »

In Awe of Teen Olympians

In Awe of Teen Olympians

| August 13, 2012

The author, herself a young athlete, wonders how the young Olympians can accomplish so much with everybody in the world looking on—and commenting on their every move. More »

Ross Shimabuku, Danica Patrick and the “B” Word

| February 28, 2012

Reaction to the Ross Shimabuku incident should show broadcasters that sexism is not to be tolerated. More »

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

| January 6, 2012

The author, professor emerita of Penn State University, describes the culture that produced the recent scandal—and suggests a path to a needed focus on the victims of such abuse. More »

In Egypt, Women Reporters Still at Risk

In Egypt, Women Reporters Still at Risk

| November 27, 2011

Women reporting from Egypt as foreign correspondents continue to be targets of sexual assault. They also continue to insist on their right to report the news. More »

Finishing Strong—Older Women Athletes Show the Way

Finishing Strong—Older Women Athletes Show the Way

| August 18, 2011

Last week Diana Nyad attempted to swim from Cuba to the United States, a feat she first undertook 33 years ago while in her 20s. Elayne Clift celebrates her prowess and that of her sportswomen peers. More »

Why Soccer Matters

Why Soccer Matters

| July 18, 2011

Fifteen year old Kali Villarosa writes about why she's inspired by the players and excited at the attention paid to her favorite sport. More »