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People have come forward in highly publicized stories speaking to experiences of sexism, sexual violence and silencing at the hands of hockey players and teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Showered in sexism: Hockey culture needs a reckoning

We need to question how gender is understood, constructed and performed by hockey players, teams, coaches and organizations to truly change the culture.
England player Beth Mead at the women’s World Cup semi-final against the US in 2019. Romain Biard/Shutterstock

Why football needs a gender revolution

While things are improving for the women’s game in terms of equality, a series of depressing instances of blatant misogyny show there is a long way to go.
Video calls often show people an image of themselves. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

Staring at an image of yourself on Zoom has serious consequences for mental health – especially for women

Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three in one and are likely increasing the harms of self-objectification.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between former NHL stars and officials at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia, in 2015. A patriarchal notion of masculinity has been central to Putin’s rule. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

Vladimir Putin, the czar of macho politics, is threatened by gender and sexuality rights

Putin has been consumed with presenting a hyper-macho image throughout his presidency. And in recent years, he’s ramped up sexist and LGBTQ-phobic rhetoric.
The toxic culture in video game company Activision Blizzard is part of the larger problem of sexual harassment in esports. Cameron Baird/Red Bull Content Pool

Microsoft purchase of Activision Blizzard won’t clean up gamer culture overnight: 5 essential reads about sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech

Sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech are not inevitable or permanent, write experts in the field. The solutions are positive community standards and women in power.

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