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Honoring Billie Jean King, Human Rights Pioneer, on the 40th Anniversary of the "Battle of the Sexes"

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Peter Dreier

Forty years ago, a tennis match dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes" changed history forever. Billie Jean King, the 29-year old star in the burgeoning sp...

Making Progress in Women's Sports

Rachel Cosgrove | Posted 11.19.2012 | Sports
Rachel Cosgrove

If women are going to be taken more seriously as athletes, to reach the same level as Men's Athletics, it has to start with the little things like the language we use.

D.C. Olympic Dreaming

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.14.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. didn't get the Olympics, but the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports stands as a thriving legacy of that effort, providing opportunities for competitive sports and recreational activities for neighbors and friends throughout the D.C. community.

I Look to Increase Education, Training and Awareness in Women's Sports

Jennie Finch | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Jennie Finch

Title IX is about equal opportunity at educational institutions that receive federal funding. It is not just about sports, but opportunities for women to play sports have certainly arisen from the passage of Title IX.

Can Strong Be Sexy?

Mina Samuels | Posted 12.20.2011 | Women
Mina Samuels

Can ESPN's body issue help change how we define "sexy"?

Why Girls Should Compete

Amanda Kraus | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

How does learning to be competitive as a young woman help her succeed in college and beyond? It's only in being competitive that we ask ourselves to lean in, to go beyond where we are comfortable, to make an effort and see what results.

Looking Back, Looking Forward: 40 Years Of Title IX

Billie Jean King | Posted 08.23.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

This week is the 50th anniversary of my first championship win at Wimbledon, and the 40th anniversary year of Title IX, legislation that ensures equal access to both men and women in federally-funded educational programs and activities, including sports programs.

Laura Gottesdiener

Badminton's New Policy: No Pants | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.18.2011 | Sports

Badminton is soon to be the new women’s tennis -- at least according the Badminton World Federation, which took the first step toward raising its sp...