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Column: Women have earned their space in sports

Column: Women have earned their space in sports

By Hope Matyas, For the Pitt News

February 14, 2020

Creating space for women in sports serves success and growth but is only attainable when they are respected as athletes or officials, rather than leaning into patterns of gender bias.

Column: Mainstream sports rhetoric limits female athletes

Column: Mainstream sports rhetoric limits female athletes

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

“You play ball like a girl,” said “Ham” from “The Sandlot,” settling an intense roast battle against the baseball uniform-wearing rich kids with what seems to be the greatest insult one could possibly say to someone in 1962.   But the insult is two-fold. Female athletes face a deep...

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