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Nude Female Athletes Preach Body Love On ESPN's Cover

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women

Sometimes, we need a little reminder that athletes -- like other humans -- come in all shapes and sizes. ESPN's annual Body Issue, which includes p...

Women's Sports Are Virtually Missing From TV

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.09.2015 | Media

Women's sports have come a long way in the last couple of decades. But the media is stuck in the past. In 1989, University of Southern California f...

Don't Call Me 'The Cutest Weightlifter'

Ravishly | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Four years ago, I not only entered the national weightlifting scene, I also crossed the threshold into the land of the Internet. GIFs and memes captured my most unflattering movements, Tumblr artists offered their best renditions of me.

In One GIF, This 20-Year-Old Shows How Powerful Women Can Be

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women

Strong things come in small packages. Crossfit athlete Darian Sperry stands at 5-foot-1 and just under 130 pounds -- and a GIF of her lifting 180...

Patience Is a Waste of Time

Joe De Sena | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

The key is the thought process behind the decision, as well as intent. Inactive patience is laziness. Patience with a plan, coupled with perseverance is a commanding weapon to hold in your utility belt.

Transitioning From College Athlete to 'N.A.R.P.'

Diana Murphy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Sports
Diana Murphy

This transition from full-time athlete to N.A.R.P (non-athletic regular person) has forced me to learn a lot about myself, free from definition, as well as the way others perceive non-athletes on campus.

Female Athletes Get Real About Their Periods

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women

British tennis player Heather Watson made headlines last week when she commented on her defeat at the Australian Open, telling reporters that dizzines...

Time Has Come A Day -- Inspirations on Feminism Vis a Vis Emma Watson, United Nations Ambassador for Women

Lisa Durant | Posted 02.23.2015 | Sports
Lisa Durant

The path back to life manifests in crazy twists and turns. Like many, I was born to a father that wanted a son first. As such, I became the boy that my father wanted in girl's clothing (sort of).

The Discourse Of Compassion Shaping Some Of Our Most Important Current Controversies In Sports

Andrei Markovits | Posted 02.22.2015 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

All three current topics that have placed the National Football League at the center stage of social debate in the United States -- violence against women (Ray Rice incident); abuse of children (Adrian Peterson incident); and concussions -- furnish yet further manifestation of the growing presence of what I have termed the "discourse of compassion" that has altered what is morally acceptable behavior in the United States.

Mo'ne Davis' Has A Memoir Coming Soon -- And She's Only 13

AP | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League W...

Bethany Hamilton Makes Surfing With One Arm Sound Easy

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports

Anyone who has attempted to surf knows how tough it can be. The sport requires stamina, strength, balance and agility. But Bethany Hamilton makes s...

The Feminine Athlete

Lindsey Holden | Posted 01.05.2015 | Media
Lindsey Holden

Lipsticked, magazine cover-ready women with just enough muscle tone may pass as athletes in magazines, but culturally perfect models aren't built to win Olympic gold in the 100-meter dash. In reality, women are accepted as athletes, but only when they fit a certain gendered mold.

Raising the Profile of the Gay Games: Here's Why It Matters

Kristen Elechko | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Elechko

Athletes have the power to inspire. When we have role models -- men who are basketball, soccer and ice hockey players, women who are triathletes, beach volleyball players and runners -- we can become more comfortable, confident and safe in how we identify and who we feel free to become.

Meet The Girl Reshaping Little League, One 70 MPH Fastball At A Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.11.2014 | Sports

Mo'Ne Davis throws like a girl -- which is to say, she throws better than most of her peers, nearly all of whom are men. Davis, a 13-year-old Littl...

Inspiration From Misty and Under Armour: Are You Willing to Have What You Want?

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Tiffany Crawford

Often times in life it may "seem" as the odds are against you. It may seem like the cards are stacked against your favor. They are the moments that prepare you for what's to come. They prepare you for the message you are to share and the hearts you are to inspire.

Historic Becky Hammon Hire Focuses on the Talent - and that's Awesome!

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

What is most notable about this announcement though is the focus on her work ethic, skills, and successes as the new hire. Sure, every headline, including this one, focuses on her gender, but her gender is not the reason she was hired.

Thank You, Under Armour

Liz Olson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

I just fell in love with ballerina Misty Copeland. And Under Armour.

Soccer Superstar Hope Solo Arrested for Domestic Violence

Ravishly | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Though of course we want to be supportive of kickass female athletes, there's nothing about Solo's actions this weekend worth applauding. Domestic violence is a startling issue in this country, with millions of attacks reported every year.

8 Power Foods for Athletes and Rowers

Esther Lofgren | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Esther Lofgren

Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game.

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

Mattel Uses Barbie to Titillate Adult Male Sports Fans

Nancy Hogshead-Makar | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Mixing young girlhood and sexuality and selling it to male sports fans is ... just creepy.

16 Images That Will Make You Truly Appreciate The Power Of A Woman's Body

Posted 02.11.2014 | Women

The Winter Olympics are upon us! And alongside the endless entertainment that @SochiProblems and the Opening Ceremony provided, the real fun happens w...

9 Women From Olympics Past Everyone Should Remember

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.30.2014 | Women

Olympics fever is hitting us hard. Between the first ever Olympic women's ski jumping event and the incredible figure skating routines we're anticipat...

The Reason I Just Can't Love The Super Bowl

Rachael Stark | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

Every year before Super Bowl Sunday, my husband files for divorce.

She Made Tennis History -- And Then Got Asked A Sexist Question

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

We imagine that 19-year-old tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was more than thrilled when she made history by becoming the first Canadian woman to make i...