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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Sportsball

What sports have you played?

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Sports

News in Asia: Sports Edition

In honor of the biggest sporting event in the U.S. having taken place this weekend, this week’s edition is looking at the most popular sports in several countries. We’ll start in the place I lived for two years.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Singing About Sports

Here’s my earworm this week.

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Perspectives

Why Do We Need Ballet to Be a Sport?

In late July, the athletic wear company Under Armour unveiled a new ad campaign featuring gorgeous badass ballerina Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater. The campaign, titled “I Will What I Want,” immediately became the subject of much publicity and discussion all over the Internet. Countless outlets, including USA Today, announced it under the headline, […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

In which fashion is tone deaf not once, but twice.

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News

News in Asia

In honor of the big sporting event that took place last night in the States, I’ll devote some stories to sports, but I’ll take care of other news, too (and hopefully give some levity from some depressing news).

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Just Can’t

Oh dear. There is just so much wrong with the world this week. A little bit of good news, but a lot more that’s positively rage-inducing. At least there’s an awesome Stephen Colbert smackdown! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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News

Friday News Bites: More Marriage Equality

Happy Friday, everyone! Are you suffering from a candy hangover? A regular hangover? Well, let’s take it easy on you and offer up some good news to end your week.

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

I just love ladyblogs. I really, really do. I love how we argue with each other and critique everything. So here’s a few perspectives that’ll make you think.

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Sports

On Fallon Fox, Robbie Rogers, Jason Collins, Queers in Sports, and Me

The last few months have been awesome for queers in sports. Starting in February with Robbie Rogers announcing he was gay and then promptly retiring from soccer, sports stories have taken a turn for the queer. Fallon Fox came out as a transwoman MMA fighter in March after being threatened with being outed. The biggest […]

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Dance Like You Mean It

This week had a strong mix of analysis, fun and dancing.

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Humor

The Super Bowl of Gay Rights

Being from the San Francisco area, I was one of many locals horrified by Chris Culliver’s homophobic remarks last week (about how he’d never play with a gay team-mate – “We don’t got no gay people on the team. You know, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: How About That Local Sports Team?

According to my Facebook feed, there was some sort of championship football something or other that happened this weekend. I’m not sure. I was napping.

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Feminism

Feminism and Football: Look at All These Microagressions!

They still act like football is a man’s game, and it’s really starting to get on my nerves. This feminist has positioned herself in the heart of macho dudeliness, and sometimes it isn’t pretty. 

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We try it!

We Try It! – SUP, AKA Paddleboarding

SUP (stand-up boarding, also known as paddleboarding) is apparently the thing all the kids are talking about these days. A friend was keen, so we duly showed up at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin on a rainy Thursday evening, armed with swimsuit and towel and no clear idea what to expect. Four lessons later, I’m […]