Female Athletes

Eugenie Bouchard Is Not Canada's Tennis Sweetheart

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Living
Mike Reynolds

Eugenie Bouchard is a young woman, so she's automatically deemed a "sweetheart." Instead, she talks and acts like someone I'd much rather call "Canada's Excellent Female Athlete I'd Like My Daughters to Watch," or even like someone I'd rather call "Eugenie Bouchard." I want my daughters to see these women as idols or role models, not as sweethearts.

The Incredible Women Of The 2014 Winter Games

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Living

While we've been cheering on the Olympics in Sochi for the past week and a half, today marks a particularly poignant moment for Huffington Post Canada...

Build Girls' Self-Esteem By Getting Them Off Sidelines

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Six in 10 girls quit activities they love because of how they feel about their looks. Last month, Dove launched its Girls Unstoppable campaign with the goal of preventing girls from giving up on the sports and activities that can help them build their confidence and self-esteem.

Christine Sinclair Nominated For FIFA World Player Of The Year Honour, Despite Suspension

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Living

She may have had an eventful season after the 2012 Summer Olympics, but Canadian soccer captain Christine Sinclair's year isn't done yet — she's bee...

Vogue's Depiction of Female Athletes? Last Place

The Vancouver Observer | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
The Vancouver Observer

The June cover of Vogue, featuring Team USA, has been compared to a scene from the popular TV show, Baywatch. Somehow, even to a mainly female audience, the women athletes in Vogue aren't given the chance to pose as the powerful athletes they are, but are toned down to conform to harmless stereotypes.