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A Win at the Women's World Cup Isn't a Win For Women's Rights

Jess Tomlin | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Jess Tomlin

The right for women to play and attend sports is still, very literally, not an equal playing field. We have only to look as far as the complaint that female FIFA athletes filed to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to know this is true. But, sadly, we cannot stop there. In other words, we must not mistake a win at the World Cup as a win for women's rights. In fact, just last Wednesday as my Canadian daughter sat in the stadium cheering France to victory, men in Tehran were protesting women being allowed--in very limited numbers--inside Iranian stadiums. We have a long way to go.

Give Homophobia the Red Card: Cleaning Up Women's Soccer by 2015

Edward Jackson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

Discrimination takes the form of harsh anti-lesbian talk that creates and sustains a climate of intolerance and fear. And in some countries, such discrimination can spark deadly violence and loss of life. Maybe Canada can contribute to this struggle, as it will host the 2015 Women's World Cup.