Appearance before ability?

Type “women in sport” into Google and third in the list of related searches is for “hottest women in sport.” Too often, women in sport are judged not by their abilities and achievements, but by their appearance. BBC commentator John Inverdale was heavily...

The Backlash against Beard

Mary Beard responds to the backlash. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jan/21/mary-beard-suffers-twitter-abuse?CMP=twt_fd&buffer_share=47ad6&utm_source=buffer Women in the public eye seem to have a very bad deal. They are judged...

No More Page 3

Page 3 protestors outside The Sun Headquarters, London Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/nov/27/women-fighting-sexism-media-page-3 The Sun is the most widely circulated newspaper in the United Kingdom, and has the tenth...

The Golden Girl

Defying it all to win gold Photo: AFP http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16962799 Hassiba Boulmerka is a legend in her native country. Two decades earlier this summer, at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Boulmerka became the first ever sportsperson to win Olympic gold for...

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