12:30 pm, August 12th | by Amy Tennery
It’s no big secret that the Olympics are an expensive proposition for any host city — one that’s often unjustifiably pricey. Consider the 2008 Athens games, which cost the city $15 billion to put on (a splurge that’s grimly regrettable in light of recent events).
2:00 pm, August 4th | by Somer Sherwood, xoJane.com
Opinions: people have them. And they especially have them On The Internet.
11:51 am, August 3rd | by Amy Tennery
Throughout the 2012 summer games, the Emotions Police have been in full effect. First, U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber’s misty-eyed disappointment enjoyed near-obsessive coverage (and Slate delightfully skewered the absurd media scrutiny over her tears). In another instance, the Guardian declared that “weeping not winning has been the order of the day around the pool,” for some female swimmers.
It’s no wonder then that the
Devil’s Gazette Daily Mail ran its own critical story on women’s beach volleyball players and their celebratory rituals today. And it was ugly.
11:00 am, August 1st | by Amy Tennery
Earlier this month, after weeks of back-and-forth negotiations, Saudi Arabia announced it would send two women to the Olympic Games. No, it was not Saudi officials’ choice. In the months leading up to the London 2012 games, the International Olympic Committee issued an ultimatum: Send women from your country to the games, or don’t send any athletes at all. It was some tough talk.
Our first instinct was to cheer — hey, it was only two women but at least it was something. But others weren’t so enthused. Saudi Arabia only sends two women to the Olympics, after what was tantamount to a threat from the IOC? Why are we celebrating? And in a way, the naysayers are right. But should we really label this victory a draw? It’s not quite that simple.
1:15 pm, July 26th | by Laura Donovan
It apparently doesn’t matter anymore whether you’ve accomplished a lot over the years. To the Herald Sun, your appearance is a more important topic of discussion than your accolades.
10:30 am, July 17th | by Laura Simmons
It’s almost time to start watching the Olympics! But while we are all super excited at The Jane Dough to see all the athletes, there are several interesting and inspiring female athletes we’re especially thrilled to see. We definitely plan on following the successes of these impressive women and we hope you look out for them during the Olympics this year, too!