With rapidly growing Internet and social media use, the visibility of issues facing women in sport is growing. In particular, more and more individuals and groups are blogging about women’s sport.
We focus here on blogs dealing with issues in women’s sports that are based on research and/or run by organisations or media outlets focused on women’s sport. With the growth of online media, there are many individual blogs that discuss women and girls in sport. Below are some blogs and news sites that appear to have longevity and are produced by researchers, women’s sport organisations, and/or sports journalists. Many of the organisations in the International and National Organizations section also produce blogs, videos and up-to-date news relevant to women’s sport.
If you know of any outstanding blogs on women’s sport, send us an email with the link and we’ll consider adding it to the list.
- WISP Sports is an international website that produces articles, video, blogs and podcasts that tell the stories of sportswomen with integrity and respect while promoting gender equality, diversity, fairness and access. The producers of content are a mix of former elite women athletes and sports journalists.
- Australian sport is covered well by journalist Sam Squiers’ Sportette blog.
- The Muslim Women in Sports blog, written by Sertaç Sehlikoglu, has been going since 2008 and provides insight into the experiences of Muslim women in sport around the world.
- US sport is the focus of The Tucker Center for Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, which runs the research-based Tucker Center blog.
- The Sports, Media & Society blog is based at the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State, USA. A range of academics reflect on media coverage of sport, with a strong focus on women’s sports.
- LockerRoom, an online news site based in New Zealand highlights the issues in women’s sport and profiles New Zealand sportswomen.
- Fair Play is a podcast dedicated to women’s sport, produced by Radio New Zealand. Some of its stories also feature on WISP Sports.
- Scottish Women in Sport blog focuses on the issues and experiences of Scottish women in sport. It includes video interviews of female athletes at different levels and in different sports, often interviewed by girls.
- Long-time educator and Professor Emerita Pat Griffin (UMass Amherst, US) created Pat Griffin’s LGBT Sport Blog (USA). It has not been active since 2016 but contains some excellent research-driven reflections on sport from a feminist perspective that mostly focuses on women but also includes issues that affect all LGBT athletes.
- Women Talk Sports (USA) is an online network that connects the best blogs and news articles relating to women’s sport, primarily in the USA. It aims to raise the awareness of women in sport by providing comprehensive sports coverage, highlighting outstanding achievements, and working with sporting associations on advocacy issues and empowering programs.