All of this. All of it.
It’s time for the conversation to change, or at least for those participating in the conversation. It’s time for women to have a seat at the big boy table, and not where their presence is a gimmick or a concept—just a person who happens to have breasts offering their opinion on the sports they love and the topics they know.
Becky Hammon will join Gregg Popovich on the Spurs’ bench next season.
Today is so awesome.
“Gender policing peacocks in many forms and hides in others, but its end is always some sort of violence, the dressing down of humanness.”
Yeah. How about putting a GOLFER on the cover of Golf Digest? Actually golfing.
“It’s frustrating for female golfers. It’s kind of the state of where we’ve always been. We don’t get respect for being the golfers that we are. Obviously, Golf Digest is trying to sell magazines. But at the same time you’d like to see a little respect for the women’s game.”
Stacey Lewis, former No. 1 in the LPGA
No one handed Sherman a trip to the Super Bowl and no one punched Jones’ ticket to the Olympics for her. Sherman doesn’t get the opportunity to unleash his postgame diatribe unless he makes a spectacular defensive play to win the game and to say Jones made the bobsled roster because of the size of her Twitter following is just absurd.
On the flipside, NBC gets it wish in Lolo.
ROCKFORD — Beth Lang’s first pitch for the Rockford Starfires was historic and trivial.
The left-hander’s historic toss to the plate marked the revival of women’s baseball at Beyer Stadium on 15th Avenue for the first time since the Rockford Peaches played in 1954.
The trivial part: South Bend Blue Sox batter Abby Wilson hammered Lang’s first pitch into the gap in right center for a double, the first hit in the new baseball diamond.
Sarah Thomas is currently a line judge in college football, but next year she is expected to be working as an official in the NFL. And the NFL knows a good story when it sees one.
Full post here: NFL makes publicity push for official who is female
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Elizabeth Gilbert, who made her name writing for GQ before she became a best-selling author, expressed a similar sentiment to the Rumpus: “I gave a lot of speeches in bars about how much better the men’s magazines were than the women’s magazines.” The irony, she continued, is that “they’re not. You open up the men’s magazines and there’s talking about shoes too.”
Brittney Griner wears bow ties, dates women and dunks with abandon. Call her names if you like — she is done hiding from haters.
Albeit, I don’t quite understand the snake…