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I went to the U.S. Open last night, and it was awesome. I did not see my favorite male player, Novak Djokovic, but via Towleroad comes this adorable story: during one of Djokovic’s practice sessions a boy yelled “Djokovic, will you marry me?” Djokovic invited him onto the court to serve a few balls, and then gave [...]
Victoria’s Secret, source of so many body (and bra fit) issues for so many people, sent a piece of email marketing around this afternoon that made me want to punch things, and not in the good boxing kind of way. Titled “Your gym has never seen a push up quite like this…” the email went [...]
On Sunday during the Braves-Dodgers game at Turner Field, softball Hall of Famer and Olympian Michele Smith joined Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz in the TBS broadcast booth. For those who don’t know, each baseball broadcast booth typically includes a “play-by-play guy” (in this case, Ernie Johnson) and one or two analysts, almost always former baseball players (in this [...]
The University of Wisconsin School of Law’s Journal of Law, Gender & Society has announced its 2013 symposium will be entitled “Transcending Gender Lines: Title IX and Transgender Rights.” Are you a legal scholar or practitioner interested in participating? Check out the details over at Feminist Law Professors.
It only took 80 years. 80 years after the founding of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters tournament and one of the most prized golf courses in the world, membership will be extended to women for the first time. Continuing my conflicted girl-crush, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was recently appointed [...]
In more positive fashion news this week, the New York Times On the Runway blog featured the new National Football League (NFL) women’s line of apparel. We’ve written a lot about women’s sporting apparel, especially regarding apparel supporting specific teams. Men’s apparel fits funny, the women’s apparel usually is pink or has stupid hearts all [...]
This morning I learned via Yahoo! about Nike’s Olympics-themed t-shirt, available in women’s sizes only: Take it away, Yahoo!: Was there not another more positive, inspiring phrase Nike could have printed on these women’s tees? “Reach for the Gold,” “Go for the Gold,” or “Good as Gold,” would have gotten the point across in Nike’s [...]
It’s been a while since we did one of these, but then, lo and behold, one fell right into my lap. I’ve been in the market for a tennis racquet for quite some time, and as a beginner am not particularly picky other than not wanting to spending too much money on something I’m likely going to [...]
My senior year of high school I took a history elective about women and gender, and I’ll always remember the day we learned about “difference feminism,” which acknowledges that men and women are different and thus concludes that ”equal” treatment does not always mean “same” treatment, and ”equality feminism,” which centers around the notion that men and women should [...]
Earlier today, American weightlifter Holley Mangold tweeted: its crazy @lolojones gets flack for being an attractive athlete and I get flack for not being attractive enough #theresnopleasingeveryone – @HolleyMangold Recently Mangold was the target of a mean Conan O’Brien joke (“I predict [she] will bring home the gold and 4 guys against their will”). Over [...]