Posts in category "Women"

Roller derby a kickass sport for the Chicago Outfit

Roller derby a kickass sport for the Chicago Outfit
It’s 9 p.m. on a humid Sunday night in June. A dozen women of all ages and cultures in workout gear are struggling into skates and kneepads at Summit’s Fleetwood Roller Rink, hoping for a shot at roller derby glory with the Chicago Outfit, a semi-pro team looking for skaters who have advanced derby skills... Read more »

Softball & Baseball Make IOC's Short List for 2020 Olympics

Softball & Baseball Make IOC's Short List for 2020 Olympics
jfinch27Happy #OlympicDay Ya’ll! Hoping & praying the Olympic Dream will come back for softball players all over the world! So thankful for my Olympic Dream becoming a reality, competing in two #Olympics with these incredible women! @usasoftball @Olympics#DreamBelieve Jenny Finch on Twitter, June 23, 2015 For more than three years, softball legend Jennie Finch has led a worldwide campaign to reinstate... Read more »

Watch Party Monday follows a stormy Saturday for Chicago Red Stars

Watch Party Monday follows a stormy Saturday for Chicago Red Stars
From our friends at the Chicago Red Stars:  The Chicago Red Stars announced plans for two watch parties for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s round of 16 game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. On Monday, June 22, they’re holding a watch party in the city at AJ Hudson’s Public House, and another, held simultaneously... Read more »
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Catching Up With: The Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne

Catching Up With: The Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne
Note: Portions of our story about Elena Delle Donne first appeared in the Des Plaines Valley News Elena Delle Donne led the Chicago Sky to their first-ever WNBA Finals in 2014, all while overcoming a flare-up of Lyme Disease and a back injury last year. Two games into the 2015 WNBA season, Delle Donne already... Read more »

Talking to my 10-year-old about why people are transgender

Talking to my 10-year-old about why people are transgender
Transgender talk is in the news, and therefore, a major topic of conversation in our household, thanks to former Olympian/Mr. Kardashian/actor Bruce Jenner becoming ‘Caitlyn.’ Our Rosie, at 10 years old, is a very inquisitive child. “I was born asking ‘why,’ she told me. “That’s funny….I was too!” I said. So, when Jenner announced he... Read more »

Where to Watch the Womens World Cup

Where to Watch the Womens World Cup
The Chicago Red Stars are going all out for soccer’s biggest stage, as the Womens World Cup  gets underway Friday night. The Red Stars, who currently own the best record in the NWSL at 4-0-3, are hosting watch parties throughout the Chicago area during the tournament.. All the better to watch the Red Stars’ talent... Read more »
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When Did The WNBA become the NFL?

When Did The WNBA become the NFL?
Let’s play a game in this week’s issue: WNBA or NFL? When I say these words, what comes to mind: 1) Domestic abuse. 2) Sexual harassers playing key positions in the leadership of a team. 3) Key players missing from teams due to suspensions for grievous infractions. I’m talking about the NFL, right? Haha. One... Read more »

Update: WNBA suspends Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson for domestic violence

Update: WNBA suspends Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson for domestic violence
With consideration of all the facts and circumstances of this matter, we are suspending Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson each without pay for a period of seven regular-season games.  Brittney and Glory’s conduct is detrimental to the best interests of the WNBA and violates applicable law.  We also understand that people make mistakes, and that... Read more »

Chicago Bliss: The Article I Thought I'd Never Write

Chicago Bliss: The Article I Thought I'd Never Write
Note: Five years ago, this story would never have appeared on Token Female’s blogsite. But a few years back, the former Lingerie Football League ‘rebranded’ itself as the Legends Football League and emphasized athleticism over cheesecake. Yes, the uniforms are more beach volleyball than serious football protection, but since their move to Toyota Park for... Read more »
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What did I tell The Oregonian about the Women's World Cup kits?

What did I tell The Oregonian about the Women's World Cup kits?
In honor of Throwback Thursday, I’d like to leave a word of wisdom at your doorstep: Kids, never shut a friend out of your life. Take it from  the Token Female, who’s been blessed to keep contact, via Facebook, with almost everyone who’s meant something to her throughout her life. As well as becoming friends/following... Read more »