After getting an athlete’s perspective in our last episode of Feminists Ruin Everything, we continue our series on Womxn in Athletics with a conversation with a researcher who studies the subject. Dr. Nicole M. Lavoi has been an athlete and a coach and is now the Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota. She shared some surprising statistics with us about how, although women’s participation in sports has exploded since Title IX was enacted, the number of female coaches has drastically declined. We talked about why that might be and what’s being done to change the situation.
Feminists Ruin Everything is hosted by Anna Tennis and Andrea Crouse and produced by Christine Dean.