From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 4 Part 2

This is the fourth in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity, Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views and Chapter 4 Part 1 discusses the sexualisation of women's sport. Chapter 4: Sexualisation of Women's Sport (part 2 of 2) Despite the fact that sexualisation and exploitation are clearly

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 4 Part 1

This is fourth in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity and Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views. Chapter 4: Sexualisation of Women's Sport (part 1 of 2) Imagine making

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 3

This is the third in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, chapter 2 grapples with the struggles wrapped up in sexual identity Chapter 3: The influence of the media on gender views in sport It's clear that over the years, the influence of the media in recognising and covering sports has contributed to its growth. This extends to the number of women participating in the various athletic codes. With the power

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 2

This is the second in a series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic Games. Chapter 2: The 'Lesbian Stereotype' in sports We live in a society where female athletes may be subject to stereotypes depending on the sport they play. As stated in 'The International Journal of Sport and Society' female athletes can be stereotyped for either playing a ‘masculine sport’ or having a ‘masculine

International Women’s Day: Sports Gazette’s starting XI of female sports journalists

In results released from a 2018 report from Women in Sport, they found that women make up just over 10% of the sports journalism industry, and 40% of them feel that they still face discrimination because of their sex. Some found that it took them far longer to gain credibility and

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 1

Chapter 1: The history of women in sport Establishing the modern Olympic Games — the celebration of male athletes “Sport is one of the most powerful platforms for promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls,” declares the mission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Gender equality is part of the essence

“I had friends that were terrified for me coming out in football” — Sophie Cook: The first trans-woman in the Premier League

Sophie Cook was 12 years old the first time she tried to end her life.  In a time before social media and where Pride events were in their infancy, she lived a life of isolation and confusion over her gender-identity. After realising she was transgender at the age of seven, it took

“I wasn’t thinking about how badly I wanted a medal. I was just thinking wow, I’m here and I’m pain free” — Holly Bradshaw on winning Pole Vault silver at European Athletics Indoor Championships

This weekend saw Glasgow host the European Athletics Indoor Championships, where Great Britain capped off a successful tournament with a flurry of medals on the final day. Of them, Holly Bradshaw claimed the pole vault silver after clearing a 4.75m jump. Holly took the gold in the Indoor Championships in 2013, but subsequently

“It is going to be four fantastic days of sport” — Behind the scenes at Cheltenham as the Festival draws nearer

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For any racing fan, turning the calendar over from February into March means only one thing, the Cheltenham Festival. The Grand National and Epsom Derby may bring in more TV viewers and Royal Ascot has the global appeal, but the Cheltenham Festival remains a pilgrimage for a quarter of a million