Your feminist-friendly guide to the women of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. This time, let’s meet the woman hoping to win the first-ever Olympic medal for her country in “the most unique race” in athletics: Amantle Montsho.
There was some big news this week on the student loans front, for profit colleges dodge some stricter regulations, and athletics is not as large of a threat to academics as many people claim. Bam! That’s your one sentence summary of a small fraction of the news that’s fit to print regarding academia. Join me after the cut for a slightly more in-depth discussion. Read More Women in Academia: News Round Up
For as long as I can remember, sports have been a part of my life. Whether I have been watching them, participating in them, or just arguing with my friends about them, sports are something I consider a constant source of comfort and entertainment. With that being said, I find the ways in which many Read More One! Two! Three Strikes, You’re Outdating Yourselves With Your Views on Women and Sports!
The NCAA, the college athletic regulatory association, estimates annual revenue from college athletics at $10.6 billion dollars. The athletes driving these profits do not receive compensation for their labor. Instead, they are provided a free education along with a stipend for room and board. Many people seem to think this is enough. It’s not. Read More The Price of College Athletics