Category: Gays

A feminist's complicated take on Hugh Hefner and Playboy

The death of Hugh Hefner, at 91, gave me pause to consider his legacy. Was Hefner a beacon of freedom for the first wave of women’s liberation fighters, urging them to break free of societal norms and enjoy their bodies? Was he a purveyor of pornography and narcissism in its most virulent form? Was he... Read more »

ESPN Body Issue seems to say shape, size and age (and gender) don't matter

ESPN Body Issue seems to say shape, size and age (and gender) don't matter
I first learned the word “fat” when I was in middle school. I never knew that I was the fat kid in school until a boy told me that I was too fat. I thought, “What does that mean?” I had always been so athletic and into sports; I didn’t think I was that fat.... Read more »

UPDATE: Chicago Red Stars women's soccer on five-game winning streak, ESPN broadcasts

UPDATE: Chicago Red Stars women's soccer on five-game winning streak, ESPN broadcasts
They’ve been on the road for four weeks. But it’s been the luckiest month in the seven-year history of the Chicago Red Stars.  On Wednesday, in Piscataway, New Jersey, against the likes of the USWNT’s Christie Rampone, the Chicago Red Stars were able to take control towards the second part of the first half.  They... Read more »
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Sports 2013: Four Stories of a Changing America

Sports 2013 hinted at some major-league changes in our society, including increasing gender and sexual equality, a plea from the new Pope Francis to be less judgmental of each other, and a wider acceptance of  mankind.  Even ageism is less acceptable. (Thank you, Gary Player!) With that, here are my top four stories of national... Read more »

Women's Sports 2013: Five Great Moments for Women...and Chicago

1) Chicago Sky Makes Playoffs Led by WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne , the Chicago Sky had its best season ever (24-10) and made the playoffs for the first time in its eight-year history. Armed with the Jordan-like ability to make the players around her better, Delle Donne earned every Rookie of the Month... Read more »

If The Pope and President Can, Why Can't Russia Accept Gays?

If The Pope and President Can, Why Can't Russia Accept Gays?
“One of the things I think is very important for me to speak out on is making sure that people are treated fairly and justly because that’s what we stand for, and I believe that that’s a precept that’s not unique to America.  That’s just something that should apply everywhere.” President Barack Obama, to Jay... Read more »
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