Women’s World Cup 2015

Sport’s woman problem: the FA’s tweet is just the tip of the iceberg

The official FA Twitter account, which has almost 1.2 million followers,welcomed the England women’s football team home this week with the message: Our #Lionesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today, but they have taken on another title – heroes” The tweet was quickly deleted following criticism on social media, but many people […]

Fara Williams’ extra-time penalty sees England beat Germany to third place

England may have failed to reach the World Cup final but the Lionesses did the next best thing. After 31 years of consistent disappointment against Germany, Mark Sampson’s side beat them for the first time and will return home with the set of bronze medals awarded to the tournament’s third-placed side. Fara Williams had been […]

The week in feminist news: the beach body ad lives on, Katy Perry roars and love for Laura Bassett

You may have noticed that those Protein World adverts – the ones that demanded to know you if you were “beach body ready”? on your daily commute – have largely disappeared after a Change.org petition to have them removed garnered more than 71,000 signatures. However, the Advertising Standards Agency has since ruled that they are […]