All-American Girls Professional Baseball League 1943-1954
A fun site containing history and trivia about the women's baseball league chronicled in the movie A League of Their Own.
Association of Women Bodyboarders
The Association of Women Bodyboarders is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to "introduce women to the sport of bodyboarding and to help in the sport's pursuit of excellence, fairness, and safety in competition and recreation." The group has representatives in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, and the continential United States. The site features great pictures of bodyboarders, information on the sport, competition updates, and much more.
Girl Wrestler on Independent Lens
ITVS and PBS present GIRL WRESTLER and its companion Web site at pbs.org. Texas teenager Tara Neal insists that girls and boys should be able to wrestle on the same mat. Follow Neal through the last year that state guidelines allow her to wrestle boys, amidst family conflict, pressures to cut weight and fierce policy debates over Title IX, which grants women's athletics proportionality in public schools.
GIRL WRESTLER airs nationally on December 14, 2004 at 10:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
GIRL WRESTLER Web Site Highlights
| Women in Wrestling
Even though female wrestling may seem like a recent phenomenon, girls and women have actually been wrestling since ancient times. Trace the long history of women in wrestling all the way up to the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece, where women's wrestling finally became an Olympic sport.
| Title IX
Prohibiting sex discrimination in public schools, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 also requires "equal athletic opportunity" for male and female athletes at schools that receive federal funding. Get an overview of the law's controversial impacts on girls' sports and, specifically, girls' wrestling.
| Cutting Weight
Despite well-publicized medical dangers, "cutting weight," or rapid weight reduction, remains popular among both male and female amateur wrestlers. Find out how wrestling organizations are attempting to counter this practice and keep wrestlers healthy.
| Meet the Filmmaker
Read an exclusive interview with Producer/Director/Cinematographer Diane Zander in which she discusses positive role models, the impact of Title IX on girls' sports and the allure of her favorite superhero.
| Learn More
Explore related Web sites and learn more about wrestling and women in sports.
Do you think that athletic participation is important for teens, especially for girls? What do you think is in store for the future of women in wrestling? Share your thoughts on these subjects and the film in Talkback.
About INDEPENDENT LENS
INDEPENDENT LENS is a weekly series airing Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on PBS. Hosted by Susan Sarandon, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.
Check local listings at: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens
INDEPENDENT LENS is jointly curated by ITVS and PBS, and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding provided by PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Information About Women's Hockey
A good starting place for an introduction to the topic, this site contains a list of Web resources for women's hockey. It provides information on joining discussion lists, newsgroups, and the beginnings of a book file. Its sister sites cover hockey on the international and collegiate levels.
North American Women's Australian Football Association
An asociation dedicated to the growth and development of Women's Aussie Rules Football in North America and Globally.
Save the WUSA online petition
Please show your support for the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) by signing this online petition.
Tackle Girls! Women's Rugby
Tackle Girls! Women's Rugby is an informational and community-based site for players, coaches, and fans of club and college level ladies rugby. Our site includes an international rugby calendar, message boards, photo galleries, free e-cards, and much more. If you Tackle Like a Girl (or would like to), join us!
Women IN Xtreme Sports
Providing unique sponsorship and fundraising opportunities for women participating in extreme and action sports.
Women Make Movies presents Girl Wrestler
Screened to critical acclaim at festivals across the United States, Girl Wrestler tells the story of 13-year-old Texas teenager Tara Neal who bucks traditional expectations by insisting that girls and boys should be able to wrestle on the same mat. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Diane Zander's absorbing documentary follows Taraís determined journey to the national championships as she battles sexism from both officials and fans, struggles with the strained relationships of a divorced family, and fights with her own body to control her weight. Zanderís film truly captures the nail-biting thrill of competition, while speaking volumes about sexism in sports and the way parents invest their hopes in young athletes.
Women's Flat Track Derby Association
Founded in 2004, the WFTDA promotes and fosters the sport of women's flat track derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues. The governing philosophy is "by the skaters, for the skaters." Women skaters are primary owners, managers, and operators of each member league and of the association. Operational tasks include setting standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determining guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. All member leagues have a voice in the decision-making process, and agree to comply with the governing body's policies.
Women's Flyfishing Alaska
Learn flyfishing in a woman-empowering, non-competetive, environmentally-friendly atmosphere! This site offers information on available trip dates, trip reports, and tips on the sport of flyfishing for women and girls of all ages and experience levels.
Women's Mountain Bike and Tea Society
This tongue-in-cheek site has a clean graphical interface, engaging prose, and smashing photos. Sections include an art gallery with cartoon pictures, issues of the Wombat News, and links to about 25 other biking pages on the Web. There is also a list of Wombat chapters.
Women's National Basketball Association
This Web site for the new professional basketball league for women contains an index of players, sites for each team, game and ticket information, the latest news and features and an interactive section.