This week we hear from Holly Patel who wishes to have her say on sexism and racism in football. Six weeks ago she was playing football on a cold Sunday in Luton, but now Samaira Khan has flown over 4000 miles and swapped the University of Bedfordshire for the sunny States.
We, at the Sport, Gender and Media Conference, are excited to write a celebratory piece for “Have Your Say.”
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This week it’s the turn of Bev Howard to have her say on the lack of coverage of female sport in the UK press.
This week Sophie Nicholson, Sportsister’s Mountain Girl blogger reflects on the death of freestyle skier Sarah Burke and looks back at the impact she has had on her sport. Unless you are a skier, it is unlikely that you will have heard of Sarah Burke. And if that is the case, then the chances are that you won’t [...]
Sportsister’s Lizzie is a former professional tennis player. Now she focuses her spare time on running but she still follows the tennis circuit regularly and has plenty to say, when it comes to the most recent debate in the women’s game. This weekend saw the close of the first of this year’s Grand Slam event, [...]
At Sportsister we are often called on to comment about the political issues surrounding women’s sport, most recently and inevitably, during the BBC SPOTY awards nominations. And comment we happily do.