Kicking sexism out of sport
The Olympic afterglow is fading and Team GB’s women’s success stories are slipping from front pages. Can the London Games be the catalyst for a better deal for sportswomen? Is the mindset of the media and the nation ready for change? Author Judith Cameron...
Have your say: A real Olympic legacy
The marginally incorrect “if you build it, they will come” is a misquote from the film 'Field of Dreams', an epic about building a stadium and waiting for some players to turn up.
It's a pithy phrase that could have been whispered to American poli...
Have your say: The best Olympic Games for women, ever!
Entering the stadium for the spectacular opening ceremony on Friday, two Saudi Arabian women - Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shaherkani - made Olympic history. With the inclusion of Saudi Arabia, every country will be represented by women or the first time since...
Have your say: Should live animals be used in the London 2012 Opening Ceremony?
Plans to use live animals in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games have provoked the leading animal protection organisations in the UK to write to the Director of Ceremonies, Bill Morris, urging him to reconsider.
Have your say: A little Taekwondo controversy at London 2012
Here at Sportsister we deal with all female sporting topics; female athletes, female health and fitness issues, female clothing, female sporting events and female opinions.
But every now and again something a little bit shocking crops up in the wor...
Have Your Say: Promoting Lifelong Activity at Secondary School
Last week the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) published their latest report. Unusually their focus was on teenage girls, still at secondary school.
Have your say: Get cycling - it's a breeze!
On 22nd March eight ladies gathered at Hatch Warren Community Centre for the launch of 'Breezingstoke' - the Breeze Network in Basingstoke. The aim is quite simply to get more women cycling more often, in a way that suits them.
Have your say: Women's sport in Qatar
For the first time ever, Qatar - the country of 2022 FIFA World Cup fame - is to send women to the Olympics. At least two ladies, a swimmer and a sprinter, will be representing the tiny Gulf-state after wild card qualification for the London 2012 Games, and more may yet be awarded with the honour.
Have Your Say: Let’s focus on the gold not the red
It's been 24 hours since the revealing of the official Olympic and Paralympic kit and it's fair to say it's provoked some quite strong reactions. Here Sportsister's Lizzie has her say.
27 July this summer and all eyes will be on Team GB’s Olympic and P...
Have your say: The other Olympics
With Olympic fever sweeping the nation ahead of London 2012, Matthew Roebuck has his say on 'The Other Olympics'.
Have your say: The beautiful game
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 ...
Have your say: Things must change
We, at the Sport, Gender and Media Conference, are excited to write a celebratory piece for “Have Your Say.”
Have your say: Women, where are you?
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.
Have your say: Celebrating a true mountain spirit – Sarah Burke 1982 - 2012
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...
Have your say: Leave the grunting women alone!
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.
Sportsister launches 'Have Your Say'
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.