From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 8

This is the seventh 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 and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport, Chapter 5 unpacks the unique obstacles facing female athletes in India, Chapter 6 examines women in parasport and Chapter 7 looks into women in men's football. Chapter 8: Esports — the new world for women Whether or not you play

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 7

This is the seventh 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 and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport, Chapter 5 unpacks the unique obstacles facing female athletes in India and Chapter 6 examines women in parasport. Chapter 7: When women coach male footballers 'Women belong in the kitchen.' This is a sexist phrase that

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 6

This is the fifth 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  and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport and Chapter 5 unpacks the unique obstacles facing female athletes in India. Chapter 6: Women in parasports Gemma Stevenson is a journalist

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 5

This is the fifth 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  and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport. Chapter 5: The struggles of women in sport in the

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

‘Marketing the key to increasing women’s attendance’ says Brentford director Monique Choudhuri

To celebrate International Women's Day Brentford FC held a conference to discuss how the club can attract more female fans. The evening — hosted by TalkSport presenter and Brentford fan Natalie Sawyer — began with some striking statistical analyses. At 26% overall, Natalie explained, the Premier League has seen an increase in women’s attendance. That's good news. However, out

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