One of the ramifications from this case ISN’T that women will have a harder time proving sexual assault. The disbelief of female assault victims and the misogyny of men have been in play long before Derrick Rose or Jane Doe existed. Men have always tried to silence and discredit women whether sexual assault is involved or not.
The 2016 Summer Olympic games are less than 2 weeks away. Athletes have competed in their respective Trials and are set to take take center stage in Rio de Janeiro on August 5th. In Brazil they will be representing themselves, their families and their countries. And for some, the opportunity to represent their country is […]
Y’all. Last week I broke protocol and wrote about men in sports on the blog. I feel/felt so strongly about the treatment of black bodies in this country that I just couldn’t remain silent about the most recent incidents of police officers senselessly taking more of those bodies from the face of the earth. After I […]
On any given day over the past several months you were very likely to come across a headline about Baylor University and its problem with sexual assault. Football players were (and still are) de-committing, administrators were being fired and repurposed, there were convictions, cover-ups, interviews and investigations at every turn. If chaos has come […]
Pat Summitt was one of the most prolific basketball coaches of all time; her son Tyler, not so much. Last Thursday, Tyler Summitt rather abruptly resigned from his post as the head basketball coach of the women’s team at Louisiana Tech University. In his own words, Summitt resigned for having an “inappropriate relationship.” Since his […]
Yesterday the sports world was set abuzz when it was announced that members of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the US Soccer Federation (USSF). Based in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), the complaint states that the USSF has discriminated against the […]
Yesterday, Maria Sharapova announced that during this year’s Australian Open, she tested positive for meldonium, a banned substance that is usually prescribed for chest pains but athletes use for its ability to improve endurance and recovery. Sharapova’s story is that for the ten years that she took meldonium (for treatment of health issues), it was […]