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The Fifa 2022 world cup in Qatar has been controversial from day one. Hasan Zaidi | Alamy

The Qatar World Cup is beaming misogyny around the world

Qatari law underpins a patriarchal and misogynistic system. The discrimination women, including female football fans, face contravenes international human rights.
A Hockey Canada document is reviewed by a member of Parliament during a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage looking into safe sport in Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

To clean up Hockey Canada, financial transparency is a must

Transparency in financial disclosure is a crucial part of ethical, responsible governance. Unless Hockey Canada prioritizes financial transparency, any attempts at reform will fall short.
Culture change is more multifaceted than recent conversations about Hockey Canada might suggest. It’s a complex process, not a readily packaged product or an easily revised strategic plan. (Shutterstock)

Culture change at Hockey Canada is about more than replacing those in charge

There have been calls for a culture change at Hockey Canada in the wake of sexual abuse allegations. But what does that mean? And how do organizations change their culture?
In the wake of sexual abuse allegations, Hockey Canada acknowledged it failed to “end the culture of toxic behavior” but grossly misunderstood and miscalculated the depth and breadth of the problem. (Shutterstock)

Hockey Canada scandal highlights toxic masculinity in sports

Sexual abuse allegations in Canadian hockey reveal the toxic masculinity that has permeated across sport culture.
Bianca Andreescu was awarded the 2019 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year. The Toronto Star recently decided to remove Lou Marsh’s name from the trophy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hans Deryk

The complex legacy of Lou Marsh and his trophy

The Toronto Star’s decision to rename its Lou Marsh trophy reminds us of the ways sports journalism has amplified damaging and racist tropes.

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