Category Archives: Women’s Soccer

Wage Inequality in Football

Introduction Wage Inequality in Society In 2017, for every dollar a man earned, a woman was paid 82 cents  (Farber, 2017). While this difference has seen significant improvements, from the 54 cents to every dollar prior to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the 18-cent deficit is not insignificant when looking at equal pay for… Read More »

“Welcome to Russia”: Gwendolyn Oxenham

In the chapter “Welcome to Russia” from Gwendolyn Oxenham’s book Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer, she reinforces soccer’s ability to lift a player and their family out of the depth of depravity, a narrative our class has explored throughout the semester. Omolyn Davis, a Jamaica and Dani Foxhoven’s… Read More »

Quote from Gwendolyn Oxenham’s Book

In the chapter “Welcome to Russia” from Gwendolyn Oxenham’s book Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer, she reinforces soccer’s ability to lift a player and their family out of the depth of depravity, a narrative our class has explored throughout the semester. Omolyn Davis, a Jamaica and Dani Foxhoven’s… Read More »

The dual lives of women’s soccer stars

It’s 2009, I am in 7th grade, at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill, NC. We have a student teacher in our social studies class, a UNC student finishing up her Education major. Her name is Heather O’Reilly, you may have heard of her? Of course we were all excited to have her as a… Read More »

Pourquoi pas tout le monde?

“Les joueuses de football ont le pouvoir d’inspirer les petites filles”. Au début, j’étais surprise par la réaction de Gwendolyn Oxenham quand elle a entendu cette phrase au cours de la discussion jeudi matin. Tout était sur son visage. Elle n’avait pas besoin de dire un mot pour communiquer son agacement. Ses yeux étaient si… Read More »

Understanding the Women’s Game – A Journey of Panels

This week I had the pleasure of listening to Gwendolyn Oxenham, author of Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer, as well as a panel of Women’s Soccer figures: Dan Levy, agent for many of the players of the USWNT, Anson Dorrance, coach of UNC’s women’s soccer team, Carla Overbeck,… Read More »

Pláticas con Gwendolyn Oxenham

La primera semana de abril del 2018, la Universidad de Duke organizó una conferencia sobre el futbol femenino llamada La Luchas por la Igualdad en el Futbol Femenino. Hubo eventos el miércoles, jueves, y viernes, y yo tuve la oportunidad de atender los primeros dos eventos. El primer evento fue una plática en una librería… Read More »