Episode 12: Wicket!
In Episode 12 of Burn It All Down, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther discuss the growing popularity of women’s cricket; then Shireen interviews Tracie Leost, Metis runner and activist, about the importance of community building and strength of Native American and Indigenous athletes, and how she used running to draw attention to the crisis of over 3000 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada; followed by a discussion of the current (concerning) state of sports media; and a collection of audio from WNBA All-Star weekend, compiled by Lindsay Gibbs. Then Shireen, Brenda, and Jessica burn some stuff and praise some bad ass women before capping it off with the games they’re excited to watch this week.
Intro ~ Discussion of Women’s World Cup and rising popularity of women’s cricket (1:18) accomplishments of Harmanpreet Kaur (3:53) need for support from national federations and federations to grow the game and Pakistan Cricket Board’s misstep (7:38) Interview with Metis athlete-activist Tracie Leost (12:48) her journey with the North American Indigenous Games 2017 (15:08) using running to bring attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous women in Canada (15:53) underfunding and challenges of Indigenous youth in sport (21:28), her work in social work and sport. Clips of audio from WNBA All-Star game from Lindsay Gibbs (27:02) Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi (27:17) on Jonquel Jones (28:18), about Allie Quigley and the Pat Quigley memorial fund (30:01) Tina Charles on impact of BLM protests in the WNBA (32:28) Cheryl Reeves on BLM movement and being leaders in communities (33:36) Sue Bird on her ESPN profile and athlete activism (35:00) Lisa Borders’ pre-game presser (37:27) On the climate of sports media and switch to more video content (38:47) VICE shutting down the sports site and how is affects freelancers (40:30) how it affects women athletes and their advocacy through media (43:00) shutting down, layoffs and downsizing at MTV news, Grantland SI, espn, Gawker (44:00) what does it mean for women and “gig-economies” (46:00) Burn Pile – Jessica burns the anti-trans bill (#SB3) in the state of Texas that seeks to overturn the current ordinances that protect trans folks and particularly trans athletes (50:45) Brenda burns ESPNFC and other football media’s fake news and shitty coverage of women’s soccer specifically Women’s Euros 2017, and sexist commentary (55:55) Shireen burns a NYT piece glorifying a female CEO of a horribly misogynist and racist media outlet (58:15) Badass Woman of the Week: Seattle Storm collaborating with Planned Parenthood (1:00:24) Honorable Mentions: Nadia Nadim – Striker on Denmark’s National team and player on Portland Thorns (1:02:42) Team Netherlands and Team Norway – opening match at Women’s Euros 2017 (1:03:52) Niam O’Donoghue (1:04:40) Claressa Shields (1:05:10)
Brenda is looking forward to watching Spain vs England at the Euro (1:05:40) Jessica is looking forward to WNBA games (1:06:04) Shireen is looking forward to watching the Women’s World Cup final in cricket between India and England and then watch France keeps it’s head above water at the Euros (1:06:27)
India vs England, Women’s Cricket World Cup final: Players to watch out for
England Beats India for Women’s Cricket World Cup. The Sport Is the Big Winner: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/sports/womens-cricket-world-cup.html?smid=tw-nytsports&smtyp=cur&_r=0
No welcome, no transport as Pakistan women cricketers return home
Athletes of the North American Indigenous Games 2017:
Chris Mosier on Bill SB3: https://twitter.com/i/moments/888158272842334208
Seattle Storm with Planned Parenthood: https://thinkprogress.org/wnba-planned-parenthood-rally-8967bc1ce66c