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Lydia Ko’s ‘time of the month’ comment showed how far sportswomen have come – and how much still has to change

Last weekend’s LPGA event in California will likely be remembered as much for what was said as the golf that was played. Asked about some on-course treatment she’d needed for back pain, world number three Lydia Ko replied matter-of-factly, “It’s that time of the month.” The candid reference to her menstrual cycle had Golf Channel commentator Jerry […]

The Black Ferns review shows – again – why real change in women’s high performance sport is urgently overdue

New Zealand Rugby’s just released report into the culture of the Black Ferns national women’s team is damning, but sadly all too familiar. Like a number of previous investigations into elite sporting codes – including football, cycling, rowing and gymnastics – it reveals abuses of power and inadequate systems that are failing sportswomen. Despite significant investment in women’s sport […]