Category Archives: Opinion piece

Why aren’t women’s sports as popular as men’s?

By Muhammad Hamid

It’s an issue that infuriates many. Why is it that women’s sports don’t get as much coverage as men’s? Last December, I attended a girls’ basketball game for my friend’s sister where I was shocked to find only half the venue filled, “quite a contrast to when the boys play,” as my friend stated. Continue reading Why aren’t women’s sports as popular as men’s?

Free the Pee – Why it’s okay to pee in the pool

By Earyel Bowleg

If you are a competitive swimmer or an elite diver, you have done it before – admit it. And you are probably not alone. British swimmer Rebecca Adlington has done it: “You have two hours in there, you can’t get out. Everyone does it. If you’re full on training you cannot get out. You’ve just got to go.” Even G.O.A.T Michael Phelps has confessed about doing the act: “It’s kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers.”

Yup, I’m talking about peeing in the pool.   Continue reading Free the Pee – Why it’s okay to pee in the pool

Let them wear what they want

By Duha Ali

“There’s a change happening in the world,” Al-Haddad says. “You can see it when a big brand like Nike creates a sports hijab.” Amna Al Haddad, a 27-year-old weightlifter from the UAE, inspired the $27 billion sportswear giant to create a breathable and lightweight sports hijab. Continue reading Let them wear what they want

To or not to make a big deal about periods

By Teodora Agarici

In the first day it feels like a lorry ploughed into my stomach, plus some migraines here and there. In the second day, it is like – for Stephen King’s fans – Carrie at the prom, and thinking the end of the world has come. Third day is quite okay – paracetamol has finally done its job. Yet, it might be one of those months when I’m overly confident and I think I’m done faster than usual and I forget my sanitary pad, so I have to perform my walk of shame and ask for one, in a discreet manner. In case there was no one to teach you, it’s a “girl thing” and it is supposed to be “secret”.  Continue reading To or not to make a big deal about periods

Universities must be proactive in taking responsibility for sexual violence allegations

By Sarah Pranadjaja

Sexual violence is a huge issue across university campuses, and it is not unreasonable for students to expect their universities to support victims in the fight for justice. If this is the case, why do some institutions withdraw their support and actively seek to silence victims when sexual violence involves university athletics? Continue reading Universities must be proactive in taking responsibility for sexual violence allegations