factualfeminist:

We can’t forget about this. It’s still going on.

Reblogged from nature ran her course

I recall here that in 2010, there was not one meaningful story published in US or UK-based sports news about the fact that the head coach of the South African women’s football team was sexually abusing players — that this was happening through the men’s World Cup, almost certainly with the knowledge of people at the South African Football Association. It’s hard to believe that FIFA administrators were ignorant of this. And I’d frankly be surprised if that was the only national women’s team that was poisoned by this level of sexual harassment. In 2009, the biggest story in women’s sports was a series of ludicrous fouls conducted within a regional, amateur women’s soccer game that happened to be recorded and broadcast (that in and of itself is a rarity). Everyone reported that incident like it was news.

There are months when it seems that women only appear in the sports pages if they win a world championship or file a rape accusation. So I guess we should be glad Solo’s personal life is so awful, so explosive. Were it not, the US’s win over Mexico and Solo’s shut-out record wouldn’t have appeared in the news as the footnote it is to the story “no one is talking about.”

All of this is to assert that the media’s relationship to women is itself violent. And as long as the day-in-day out struggle of women athletes—to win games, to set world records, to win appropriate support for their sport—remains the story that “no one” is actually talking about, no one gets to indulge the fantasy that a woman athlete’s domestic assault charge is “the same” as that faced by a multi-million dollar male athlete playing for a billion dollar business run by and for men.

Reblogged from I swear I lived
My name is Imani. You see these two names in my hand? Imma a die hard fam of them both. And since I am a fan of both, I feel like I am only one of a few who can think clear and unbiased stance on their situations. I am dissapointed in them both. But one thing to remember here folks. They’re charges are completely different. They just fall under the same category. The race card, and the sex card are both meaningless to me. The USSF is doing they’re job and so is the NFL. Their is no double standard with these two. They’re cases are being treated differently because they are DIFFERENT OFFENSES.

My name is Imani. You see these two names in my hand? Imma a die hard fam of them both. And since I am a fan of both, I feel like I am only one of a few who can think clear and unbiased stance on their situations. I am dissapointed in them both. But one thing to remember here folks. They’re charges are completely different. They just fall under the same category. The race card, and the sex card are both meaningless to me. The USSF is doing they’re job and so is the NFL. Their is no double standard with these two. They’re cases are being treated differently because they are DIFFERENT OFFENSES.

cranscape:

2012 Olympic Qualifiers 

Reblogged from brown eyed loner

"My life story is one of fortitude, resilience, strength, and courage but also it’s filled with love’

"My life story is one of fortitude, resilience, strength, and courage but also it’s filled with love’

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biinarykid:

stunningpicture:

Milk in cookie cup.

I GET THE PHOTO NOW….

biinarykid:

stunningpicture:

Milk in cookie cup.

I GET THE PHOTO NOW….

shep689:

soundlyawake:

letsbeseriousokay:

thesearchforsirens:

So much anxiety

Lol my eyes freaked out.

WHAT THE SWEET SOLITARY FUCK

This is how people drive in Europe.

shep689:

soundlyawake:

letsbeseriousokay:

thesearchforsirens:

So much anxiety

Lol my eyes freaked out.

WHAT THE SWEET SOLITARY FUCK

This is how people drive in Europe.

Reblogged from brown eyed loner