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LOOK: 21 Photos That Will Make You Appreciate The Power Of A Woman's Body

Posted 06.30.2012 | Women

“All we actually have is our body and its muscles that allow us to be under our own power,” wrote Allegra Kent in her 1997 autobiography, “Once ...

Olympics 2012: We Could've Done Without Bleacher Report's '100 Hottest Female Olympians'

Emma Gray | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

The Summer Olympics are beginning next month and London 2012 hype is in full swing. It was just a matter of time before some guy took the time to write an absurdly retro article telling straight dudes how female athletes are like, totally hot.

Title IX: The Door Is Wide Open

Marynell Meadors | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Marynell Meadors

Any sport a young woman wants to play, there's an opportunity somewhere for her to play it. Our players with the Dream would think I was from Venus if I started telling them about how it was at the very beginning, because they don't know. They've always grown up with the opportunities.

The Problem With 'Sex Verification' At The Olympics

The New York Times | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women

The International Olympic Committee's new policy governing sex verification is expected to ban women with naturally high testosterone levels, a condit...

Why Do We Care If Serena Williams Cried?

Buzzfeed | Posted 05.30.2012 | Women

Below is a video of Serena Williams's face before the last set of her match against Virginie Razzano. As Razzano stepped off the court for a bathroom ...

Making Policies that Pave the Way

Judy Patrick | Posted 07.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Judy Patrick

Title IX legislation has been one of the most significant pieces of policy for women in the past 40 years because it has impacted millions of individual girls and women, every education system in the country and the sports industry.

Female Athletes and Coaches Are Undervalued in the World of Sports

Kansas State Collegian | Posted 05.16.2012 | College
Kansas State Collegian

When it comes to sports media today, it is obvious that the primary focus is on the male crowd, while women in the world of sports often get misjudged.

Title IX's Impact on My Life

Swin Cash | Posted 04.24.2012 | Sports
Swin Cash

Every person who participates in sports won't become a professional athlete. But everyone should have the same opportunities to chase their dreams. I may not have the same basketball gifts as a Kobe Bryant or LeBron James, but like them I was given a chance for equal play.

The 5th World Conference on Women and Sport

Diana Nyad | Posted 04.23.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

Confidence, long-term belief, discipline, grace in defeat -- all qualities that help us make a good life -- were constructed as my personal foundation directly through my participation in sports.

Another Step Back for Women's Sports

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 04.02.2012 | Denver
Katie Groke Ellis

This week, news came out that the Women's Professional Soccer League had cancelled their 2012 season. This country has to do a better job at supporting women's athletics both financially and in spirit.

Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

Katie Smith | Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports
Katie Smith

There were times when women were limited in their athletic endeavors and it was not that long ago. We have to keep educating the next generation of girls so that we can continue to thrive and experience anything and everything life has to offer.

You Can't Take the Athlete Out of the Girl

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.31.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

I was the captain of my high school team and I started every game for four years. I am an athlete. The first 18 years of my life had been largely shaped by competitive athletics but when I got to college, my identity was stripped away.

Is Women's Pro Soccer Finished?

The Mary Sue | Posted 12.03.2011 | Women

Women's Professional Soccer may lose its status as a professional league after the size of said league went from six teams to five. US Soccer, the spo...

The 50 Most Beautiful Women in Sports for 2011

Posted 01.04.2012 | Sports

There comes a time on a slideshow such as this when you simply run out of adjectives for "beautiful." From the first slide on, these women are the mos...

Scholarship Funds For Female Athletes Often Unused

My Fox Tampa Bay | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

Who doesn't want to get a free ride to college? If you're a superstar high school athlete, colleges are falling over themselves to give you a free rid...

Pinckney's First Female Football Player Named Homecoming Queen

Fox News | Ron Savage | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

A Michigan girl is wowing classmates on and off the field at her high school. Brianna Amat, the first female to play on Pinckney High School's vars...

Jordan Schultz

Lindsey Vonn Cruises Through Our Pop Culture Quiz | Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home

As an Olympic gold medalist, Lindsay Vonn has reached the pinnacle of professional skiing. Her name is synonymous with speed and success. Her three co...

My Husband Is Watching Other Women!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

You think you know a guy after 31 years of marriage, but last week, I saw my husband break new ground.

Finding Female Role Models on the Court

Cathrine Kraayeveld | Posted 08.29.2011 | Sports
Cathrine Kraayeveld

With the WNBA, the destination for the greatest women's basketball players in the world, I hope to provide young girls with new hope, inspiration and someone to look up to.

Staying On Top of My Game

Kara Lawson | Posted 08.23.2011 | Sports
Kara Lawson

Because the WNBA season isn't very long, I do everything I can to make sure I'm as healthy as I can be for those 4-5 months. Eating right, daily weight training sessions, and extra sleep are all part of the routine.

Thanks, Dad, for Believing in Me Before I Did

Candace Parker | Posted 08.16.2011 | Sports
Candace Parker

From my first dunk at 14 years old to my second NCAA Championship, my intense training with my dad was always to credit. From day one, he put me through the same regimen as my brothers.

Title IX Strengthened: Bush Policy Reversed By Department Of Education

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO and DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The U.S. Department of Education is repealing a Bush-era policy that some critics argue was a way to avoid complying with federal law in providing equ...

Sports: A Powerful Political and Social Tool that Gets Women Ahead

Molly Hunter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Molly Hunter

We know that sports provide a powerful political and social tool to advance societies around the world, but it seems that girls who participate in athletics everywhere end up ahead.

Ponytail Pull Was Bad (But Good for Women's Sports)

Laura Pappano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Laura Pappano

It is tiring to hear enlightened men describe themselves as "supporters" of women's sports as if they are charitable donors.

No Drinking, No Drugs, No Lesbians: How Homophobia Still Rules in Sports

Dee Mosbacher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dee Mosbacher

Five years ago, I decided to make a documentary about homophobia in sports. I wanted to understand why athletes seemed to feel being out was unsafe when lesbian and gay visibility was increasing everywhere else.