The Grass Ceiling
July 5, 2015 9:31 AM Subscribe
The Grass Ceiling: How to Conquer Inequality in Women's Soccer [Atlantic link] An attorney who helped players file a gender-discrimination lawsuit over artificial turf in the World Cup proposes a way forward for the sport.
I recognize that improving conditions for the most accomplished players in a single sport only addresses a small part of the challenges females face in gaining meaningful gender equality throughout athletics. And, of course, sports barriers make up just a fraction of the global challenges girls and women continue to confront. But there’s an immediacy and universality to sports that suffuses athletic progress, however limited, with import and meaning. The “turf war” captured global attention because of the symbolism as well as the reality of a literally unequal playing field.
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