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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.
Barcelona’s Aitana Bonmati (L) celebrates with teammates during the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter final. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Garcia

How fans fall in love with women’s football

Watching big events, like the Olympics, on television was a key route into fandom.
Some Welsh women’s rugby players have professional contracts, but many sportswomen face major funding issues. TAR-TASS News Agency/Alamy

How the sports world is still stacked against top women

Ahead of the Winter Olympics, an expert looks at the how more sportswomen are going professional, and what obstacles they face.
Canada’s Sarah Fillier celebrates her goal during overtime play of a women’s hockey game against the United States in a pre-Olympic Games series in October 2021. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

CBC commitment to men’s hockey: At best a missed opportunity for women’s, at worst a slap in the face

The audience for women’s professional hockey is waiting to be recognized and realized by the same energy and commitment broadcasters devote to men’s hockey.
These effects may have the greatest impact on elite athletes. Leonard Zhukovsky/ Shutterstock

How periods and the pill affect athletic performance

Some evidence shows that hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle can both increase and decrease athletic performance.

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