Sportz Shortz July 12, 2014

Written by Taylor Crain. Posted in Columns, Sportz Shortz

 Our Bi-Weekly Digest of Women’s Sporting News

PHOTOCREDIT REUTERS Morteza Nikoubazl

Iranian women continue to voice opposition to the unwritten regulation barring them from stadiums. The ban, which came about after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, forbids women from attending public sporting events but does not necessarily illegalize their presence. Furthering frustration is the admission of foreign female fans—only Iranian women are excluded. The ludicrous nature of the ban has inspired creative protest, like that of the Women in White Scarves, who write their slogans on their required head coverings.

Sportz Shortz, June 28th, 2014

Written by Taylor Crain. Posted in Columns, Sportz Shortz

Our Digest of Women’s Sporting News

Top Story the History of Tennis

For decades now, tennis has been the great equalizer among sports. Female competitors receive as much media coverage—in some cases, more coverage—than their male counterparts, and tennis remains to be the only competitive athletic in which a woman can hope to earn as much as a man. So is it the money that legitimizes the sport in the media? A more in-depth analysis offers a historical perspective to consider alongside the financials.

Sportz Shortz, June 14, 2014

Written by Taylor Crain. Posted in Columns, Sportz Shortz, World Watch

Our Bi-weekly Digest of Women’s Sporting News

World cup, sex workers, human trafficking, FIFA, Brazil, women's sports, women's health

The arrival of a mega sporting event, like this year’s World Cup in Brazil, is often shrouded by the stigma of exploitation, violence, and human rights concerns surrounding sex workers and the incoming surge of international fans. But updated research suggests that these claims are likely to be disproportionately exaggerated, and draw attention away from the very real problems of poverty, forced displacement, and police brutality toward citizens. Efforts to protect migrant sex workers can all too easily take a backseat to sensationalism and scandal.

Sportz Shortz May 31, 2014

Written by Taylor Crain. Posted in Columns, Sportz Shortz

Top Story

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18-Year-Old Taylor Townsend rocks it in Paris, restoring hope to those American fans blind-sided by the Williams sisters early departure. The Chicago native is among the youngest U.S. competitors to breech the third round at Roland Garros and is already an international champion. But despite her win at the 2012 Australian Open Girls’ Singles at 15-years-old, Townsend paid her own way into the following U.S. Open Junior Tournament when the USTA neglected to finance her entrance, citing concerns over her weight.

Sportz Shortz May 27, 2014

Written by Taylor Crain. Posted in Columns, Sportz Shortz

Top Story

PHOTOCREDIT Getty Images

The Jordanian women’s football team astounds in Ho Chi Minh City, despite a 3-1 loss. The 2014 opener for the Asian Cup saw the pairing of Jordan’s nine year old team against Cup hosts Vietnam in a history making match. Jordan’s evolving team, still in its developmental stages, is in rankings alongside established Vietnam and 2013’s reigning Asian and World Cup champions, Japan and Australia. The Jordanian team is comprised of the country’s very first generation of female footballers.

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