Meg Fraser

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To bring girls into sport, get rid of old ideas of 'femininity'

It happened overnight. One minute, I was flying down the wing like a character out of <i>Bunty</i>, my only worry in life that I would lose control of the ball and thus let down our captain Caroline "Caz" Johnson, a girl who seriously demanded to be impressed. The next, I was a <i>Jackie</i> photo-strip, obsessed …

The Hottest Extreme Athletes

7 seductive sirens that redefine the meaning of natural beauty

Discrimination Toward Women in Sports Needs to Stop

<b>By Shannon Lane</b><p>This weekend, <i>College GameDay</i> came to Evanston, and I don't know if I've ever been more proud to be a Wildcat. Hundreds of students lined up in the grass outside Lakeside Field before the clock even struck midnight. <i>USA TODAY</i> said Northwestern's signs might be the best of the 2013 …

Radio Host Damon Bruce To Women In Sports: 'It's A Man's World'

Don’t forget, ladies: it’s a man’s world. Or at least according to KNBR sports radio host Damon Bruce.<p>On Thursday's segment of the San Francisco-based sports program “The Damon Bruce Show,” Bruce launched into an unbelievable 9-minute rant against women that was... wow. Just... wow.<p>While discussing …

Beth Tweddle, Eugenie Bouchard and all women in sport deserve better

Sport has a women problem. Or rather, not sport per se, (women are brilliant at it, not that you’d probably know, since it only receives 5% of media coverage) but rather, we have a serious attitude problem towards women in sport.<p>This week, tennis player Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to …

There Are Only Three Kinds of Jobs Where Women Earn More Than Men

Counselors, health technicians, and part-time workers.<p>As a general rule, American men earn more than American women. This holds true across industries, across education levels, and across states. But, there's at least one big exception: part-time employees.<p>In 2012, women who worked less than 40 …

To Heel Or Not To Heel: The Question For Ambitious Women

Personally, I hate wearing them. I do confess, however, that when I want to emphasize my power and executive presence, I choose to wear high heels. I guess I buy into the myth that the increased height that wearing high heels affords me enhances not only my stature but my status.<p>Sheryl Sandberg …

Education and gender equality. How is your family dealing with it?

In Sweden there’s a school named “Egalia” that became an emblem of Gender Neutral Schooling. At Egalia, every detail – from the type of toys to the …

Gender equality: why women are still held back

Women have never been in a stronger position to lead, change and shape the economic, social and political landscape. The 21st century has seen a dramatic shift in "traditional" family dynamics and greater recognition of gender in legislation has helped pull apart gender-role divisions. As a result …

The challenge of achieving a gender-balanced boardroom

The question of targets and quotas for women on boards has been brought to the forefront by Lord Davies' recent call for businesses to increase the number of female non-executive directors to 50%. His efforts have sharpened the debate around this issue, but how realistic is his plan?<p>An earlier …

Why 2014 is a key year for women's rights and gender equality

Over the past few decades, the often tireless work of the women's movement around the world has brought positive change. There has been a growing recognition that countries cannot thrive if half the population is left out of education and work, or not included in decision-making. Laws have been …