Female Chess Champion Sick of Gender Divide

Female Chess Champion Sick of Gender Divide

Earlier this week, Chess grandmaster Hou Yifan threw a tournament match after just five moves because she was sick of playing against other women. Hou is currently the World Chess Federation’s top ranked female chess player and she’s developed quite the reputation for herself over the years. She first became a grandmaster at age twelve and, as a teenager, she […]

Patrick Kane Will Not be Charged, But the Real Story Is Not Over

Patrick Kane Will Not be Charged, But the Real Story Is Not Over

  In a statement released on November 5, the Eric County District Attorney’s office have announced that Patrick Kane will not be charged with rape. New York prosecutors say that the claims were “rife with reasonable doubt” and “significant material inconsistencies”. This is a breath of fresh air for fans of Patrick Kane, and I’m […]

We Need To Talk: Patrick Kane and Rape Culture in America

We Need To Talk: Patrick Kane and Rape Culture in America

Hamburg police Chief Gregory Wickett confirmed Friday morning that Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is the center of a criminal investigation. According to The Buffalo News, the investigation stems from rape accusations made by a woman who met Kane at a nightclub last weekend. No charges have been filed, and officials have yet to confirm […]

Making History: It’s Time For America to Prove We Really Care about Female Athletes

Making History: It’s Time For America to Prove We Really Care about Female Athletes

When America faced Japan in the World Cup finals this weekend, it quickly became the highest rated soccer match in US history. More people watched that game than the NBA Finals or the Stanley Cup. Yet, on Monday, the whole country seemed to go back to pretending that they don’t care about women’s sports. Last month, Sport Illustrated writer […]