As we often do on Fridays, here are some links to articles we’ve found particularly interesting this week:
- Two updates on the Montana football rape cases we’ve previously discussed here: at Title IX blog, they’re discussing how the Department of Justice has started an investigation into how Missoula, Montana has handled rape and sexual assault cases. And over at Feministing, they explore the culture of rape in Missoula, where a police chief told a woman, who had run straight to the precinct after being assaulted, that “most rape reports are false.”
- Towleroad reports that Stanford grad and Olympic hopeful Josh Dixon placed second in the U.S. Men’s Qualifyer for gymnastics. He also came out of the closet.
- Women’s soccer leads all college sports in number of concussions per athletic exposures, reports the Daily Iowan. “Generally speaking, the medical profession does not do a very good job in recognizing that female athletes sustain concussions at an equal or even higher rate as males,” concussion expert Dr. Robert Cantu of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston told the New York Times in 2007.
- Jessica Valenti writes at The Nation about Beastie Boys member MCA’s feminist legacy. Yeah, we know this one’s not about sports, but too bad, we cared anyway.