The inaugural season of AFLW drew huge crowds and lots of media attention, but just how far did the media advance our stereotyped ideas about gender in sports?
Sports journalist Angela Pippos discusses the changing face of women’s sport in her book Breaking the Mould: Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport.
The Olympic Refugee Team is a significant moment in sporting history, but will it make any difference for the world’s refugees?
With the World Cup around the corner, Justine Curatolo highlights initiatives using sport to promote social inclusion, such as the “Homeless World Cup”.
Twenty years on from Nicky Winmar’s iconic stand against racism, Black and Proud is a confronting, thought-provoking reminder of why the image still resonates strongly, writes Sonia Nair.
Battle of the Sexes is an engrossing documentary that fills in the significant context around the most watched tennis match in history, writes Sam Ryan.
“I figured out that I was gay when I was about 12 or 13 years old,” Ball said. “I fought it for a very long time, and it took me quite a while to come to terms with it because I felt that I would be letting my … community down.” Jason developed his football […]
Dyson Hore-Lacy SC is a leading human rights barrister and an AFL aficionado. In this interview for Right Now Radio, he speaks about the intersection between human rights and AFL and the role of each in the other. From the Olympics, to Fitzroy Football Club to Lance Armstrong, Dyson discuss the way sport, culture and […]
By Paul Oliver. This article is part of our March theme, Sport and Human Rights. A coach has no access for her wheelchair to get into the local clubhouse. A spectator yells racist remarks at an Aboriginal player during a footy match. A team excludes a gay athlete from making the rep teams because it might […]
In its most recent exhibition, The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre brings together over twenty artists to explore the complex issues relating to women and sport. The exhibition is the first of its kind amongst contemporary arts venues to deal with the sensitive topics of gender-stereotyping, sexualisation and femininity of women in sport. The centre has kindly provided […]
Last month, the first Sudanese refugee to be drafted to play in the Australian Football League, was subjected to racial abuse by a spectator during a VFL game between the Werribee Tigers and Port Melbourne. Majak Daw is currently being groomed for professional football by the North Melbourne Kangaroos and plays regularly for their feeder […]