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Why football needs a gender revolution

This July the UEFA women’s Euros kick off, and women’s football will be watched by millions of people. But will this visibility help boost gender equality in the game or give rise to a further backlash of anti-women attitudes and misogyny? The #MeToo movement has raised public awareness of issues such as misogyny, sexual harassment […]

How fans fall in love with women’s football

Women’s football is on the rise. Tickets for the final of the Women’s European Championship, due to take place at Wembley Stadium on 31 July 2022, recently sold out within less than an hour of going on sale. The match could break the attendance record for any European Championship match, men or women’s. History was also […]

Misogyny among male fans is rife but progressive masculinities are on the rise

When the Football Association in England launched the Women’s Super League in 2011, it was the first milestone in what sport sociologists have identified as a new age for media coverage of women’s sport, and football in particular. The success of women athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games, along with Sport England’s subsequent This Girl Can media campaign […]