Episode 96: Pre-Women’s World Cup Tourneys, the NBA right now, and Islamophobia in sport

On this week’s show, Lindsay, Brenda, Shireen, and Jessica talk about our live taping THIS FRIDAY in New York City (2pm, Columbia’s campus, Stabile Student Center in Pulitzer Hall). [5:55] Then we talk about a whole host of pre-Women’s World Cup tournaments happening now and what, if anything, we are learning about what we will see in France this summer. [17:15] Shireen interviews Rim-Sarah Alouane about a French sportswear company’s decision to pull a sports hijab from their line due to Islamophobic attacks and pressure. [39:15] Then we talk about the NBA season right now. [47:45]

Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [57:30] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Toni Harris, [1:00:20] and what is good in our worlds. [1:05:46]

For links and a transcript…


“WNT Honors Inspirational Women with Names on Back of Jerseys at SheBelieves Cup” https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2019/03/02/04/58/20190302-feat-wnt-honors-inspirational-women-with-names-on-back-of-jerseys-2019-shebelieves-cup

“Decathlon cancels plans to sell sport hijab in France” https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/decathlon-cancels-plans-sell-sport-hijab-france-190227163950355.html

“LeBron And The Lakers Have Hit A Low Point” https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/lebron-james-lakers-playoffs-low-point/

“USA Powerlifting warns: trans ban protests ‘will not be tolerated’” https://www.outsports.com/2019/2/28/18243345/usapl-warns-trans-ban-protests-not-tolerated

“Jesurún: “Selección Colombia Femenina no se acabará”” https://colombia.as.com/colombia/2019/03/01/futbol/1551477187_657432.html

“President Of Gymnastics’ Athletes’ Commission Says Abuse Survivors Are In It For The Money” https://deadspin.com/president-of-gymnastics-athletes-commission-says-abuse-1832990508

“U of M Bison Reina Iizuka attempting to become 1st female to play U Sports football” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bison-reina-iizuka-football-1.5034089

“Coyne Schofield joins NHL Network as studio analyst” https://www.nhl.com/news/kendall-coyne-schofield-to-join-nhl-network/c-305356964

“Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema breaks 13 hours, sets personal record at Ironman New Zealand” https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/heat-index/2019/03/02/senator-kyrsten-sinema-sets-personal-record-ironman-new-zealand/3039227002/

“MCC to recognise women’s achievements on Lord’s honours board for the first time” https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/mcc-to-recognise-womens-achievements-on-lords-honours-board-for-the-first-time-5603132/

“Maryland clinches Big Ten women’s title with win over Illinois” https://highposthoops.com/2019/03/02/maryland-clinches-big-ten-womens-title-with-win-over-illinois/

“Virginia Union’s Shareka McNeill ties CIAA Tournament Record” https://highposthoops.com/2019/02/28/sharp-shooter-shareka-mcneill-ties-ciaa-tournament-record/


Shelby Weldon