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The Importance Of Fathers In Sports Gender Equality

Jennifer Matt | Posted 06.19.2016 | Sports
Jennifer Matt

When an issue shifts from an abstract idea to something that impacts someone very close to you, like your daughter, your new perspective changes everything. Instead of the abstract idea of "gender equality in sports" you are fighting for the right for your daughter to participate in sports with the same opportunity your son is given

Why Women Who Are Athletes Win Off the Field, Too

Tara Roberts | Posted 11.13.2016 | Women
Tara Roberts

Each woman attributed her participation in sports with elevating her confidence, deepening her sense of self-esteem and pushing her to be and strive for more in her life.

Inspired by Our Future Women Cricketers

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 09.22.2016 | Sports
Nadia T. Gruny

Because of these intelligent, talented, and inspiring girls, I believe that change will come. In fact, these girls represent the beginning of that change and eventually, they will be ready to pass on the baton and inspire others to keep working for a better cricket future.

Skateboarding's First Wave: Back to the '60s in Our 60s

Colleen Turner | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
Colleen Turner

Looking back, it's hard to believe what we did on those boards as kids. What was exhilarating then now looks downright scary to me. We didn't realize at the time that we were being pioneers. We just loved skateboarding, and the more difficult the challenge, the more we liked it!

Thousands Of Girls Miss The Chance To Play Sports In NYC

ASSOCIATED PRESS | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City must offer more sports opportunities for high school girls in order to comply with federal Title IX provisions, federal...

Dirty Dancing Childhoods and a Reunion

Joan Gelfand | Posted 10.25.2014 | New York
Joan Gelfand

At Jacoby's there were even Steinways in various states of repair available to guests. In short, the Catskills were a heavenly escape from the noise, traffic and bustle of New York City. Fathers returned up Route 17 each Friday afternoon to join their families for festive and relaxed weekends.

Lessons of Title IX Beyond the U.S.

Women Win | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Women Win

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgInternational development agencies, funders, governments, universities, and nonprofits are increasingly turning to sports as an innovative and effective way to engage a young woman in achieving her rights.

Why Teen Girls Should Exercise

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2013 | Women

Are teen girls who exercise less likely to be violent? That's what new findings presented this week at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annua...

The Myth Of 'Throwing Like A Girl': Study Shows Girls Make Equal Athletes

Posted 06.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Girls hear that boys are "naturally" stronger and faster all the time -- and it's the premise for sex-specific sports leagues starting from very young...