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Monday 24 October 2016
Featured Opinion Sport

behind the locker room door: secret sexism

Suzanne Verrall
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When the noted Australian female sports journalist Rebecca Wilson died earlier this month, public outpourings of condolence were swiftly forthcoming. Recognising Wilson’s groundbreaking work during her career of more than 35 years and paving the way for other female journalists in what remains traditionally a man’s domain, The Australian newspaper credited Wilson with ‘smashing down…
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Thursday 20 October 2016
Featured Opinion Sport

the f word and sport

lip magazine
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In September, banned Essendon player Jobe Watson made his long-awaited announcement that he would play on in 2017. At his press conference, he wore a cap emblazoned with the word ‘FEMINIST’. Watson spoke of his New York housemate Jackie Funder, girlfriend of former Essendon Bombers player Scott Gumbleton, who had educated him on gender equality…
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Friday 19 August 2016
Column Sexuality Sport

side by side: why lgbtiq inclusion is important

Danielle Croci
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‘Ladies and gentlemen, and those who are yet to make up their minds…’ Would you be surprised if I told you that this was a pre-game announcement at the football? Last weekend, the inaugural Pride Game took place between St Kilda and the Sydney Swans, a game that aimed to celebrate diversity, as well as…
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Saturday 6 August 2016
Column Sport

side by side: women to watch at the 2016 rio olympic games

Danielle Croci
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Can you believe the Rio Olympics are here? For the first time, Australia will be sending more female athletes than men to the games, with the last-minute qualification of Australia’s women’s eight rowing team after Russia’s ban pushing us over the line to 50.6%. That means there are more women than ever to watch this…
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Thursday 14 July 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: on representation in coaching

Danielle Croci
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    Why is it such a familiar sight to see coaching and administration in women’s sport still made up predominantly of men? What does this mean for the women trying to break into this industry? I got thinking about this after discussions on Twitter about Carlton choosing Damien Keeping as their coach for the…
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Thursday 23 June 2016
Column Feminism Opinion Sport

side by side: eddie mcguire vs women in sport

Danielle Croci
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Content warning: violence against women Sometimes it feels as if women have daily reminders that they are unwelcome in the hyper-masculine domain of sport. But nothing seems to have touched a nerve recently like Eddie McGuire and Co.’s comments about journalist Caroline Wilson last week. For those in the dark, radio station Triple M’s coverage…
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Thursday 9 June 2016
Column Opinion Politics Sport

side by side: vote #1 – women’s sport

Danielle Croci
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    The federal election is now less than a month away, and in the past week or two, the issue of women’s participation in sport has managed to make its way onto the mainstream agenda. It appears that the two major parties are vying to demonstrate who is better committed to women’s sport. With…
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Thursday 26 May 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: a guide to the matildas

Danielle Croci
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The Rio Olympics are coming up in August, and I was shocked to discover that I know very little about our national women’s soccer* team. When I think of the Matildas, my mind conjures up a mix of highs and lows – the team’s great successes but also their lengthy pay disputes and volatile playing…
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Thursday 12 May 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: a mother’s duty

Danielle Croci
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Sunday was Mothers’ Day. As with any holiday or event, brands and companies jumped at the chance to make reference to the day in an attempt to stay relevant. Sporting teams and leagues were no different, and Mothers’ Day brought a plethora of posts thanking mothers for their contribution to sport. A nice sentiment, right?…
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Thursday 28 April 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: why retreating from AFL is not the answer

Danielle Croci
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Side by Side is Danielle Croci’s new fortnightly sport column. This is the first instalment. Be sure to check in with Lip regularly to get more of Danielle’s insights on gender issues in games and fitness – across varying codes and abilities. ‘To my horror, my six-year-old daughter recently announced that she’d like to watch AFL.’ Kasey…
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Monday 8 February 2016
Featured Sport

federal government to enforce gender-neutral travel policies for sport

Danielle Croci
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  The federal government has promised to crack down on differences in travel and accommodation allowance spending for male and female athletes, but is it a conciliatory gesture in an industry with wider problems? On Wednesday, the Department of Health announced that Federal Minister for Health and Sport Sussan Ley had written to Australia’s peak…
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Tuesday 2 February 2016
Sport

inaugural women’s big bash league a success for women’s sport in australia

Danielle Croci
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  The inaugural Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) has drawn to a close for the summer, and has been hailed as a success for women’s sport and health in Australia. The Sydney Thunder took out the title at the MCG in front of more than 5,000 fans, and more via its live broadcast on television….
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Thursday 28 January 2016
Sport

it’s dude time: the absence of women in sports coverage

Danika Kimball
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Last year, more people watched the women’s FIFA World Cup on TV than ever before, with over one billion viewers tuning in worldwide over the course of the event. The record figures seemed to be indicative of women’s rise towards parity with men in televised sports coverage, but recent studies performed by the University of…
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Tuesday 1 September 2015
Featured Feminism Sport

what we really talk about when we talk about tennis

Shannon Clarke
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  After Stan Wawrinka bowed out of his second round match against Nick Kyrgios at the Rogers Cup, I wondered if they’d shake hands. The post-match handshake is sacred but it can convey either deep respect and friendship or stewing loathing and passive aggression. They did shake hands, likely because Wawrinka hadn’t heard the comment…
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