Sports

Why isn't there a Women's Tour de France?

On June 29, the 100th Tour de France kicked off in Corsica, and the peleton of male cyclists are all peddling for the Lance-Armstrong-tainted crown. So where are the women cyclists and their Kevlar-tough calves? Waiting for the ladies' race to begin? No, because there isn't one, much to the understandable chagrin of top-tier cyclists like Britain's Emma Pooley who, in a recent interview with BBC Women's Hour, discussed why a women's Tour de France doesn't exist:

How has Title IX evolved?

Although Title IX is now associated with its impact on female athletics in educational arenas, the woman who spurred the law's passage had a different agenda. Molly and Cristen examine Title IX's origins, present and controversial future in this episode.

The first female baseball teams were organized in 1866, yet modern women have only recently started making inroads in professional baseball. Join Molly and Cristen as they discuss the past, present and future of women in baseball in this episode.

Since cheerleading first appeared on the scene, it has morphed from simple cheering into an extremely athletic activity. Does that make it a sport? In this episode, Molly and Cristen delve deep into the history and practices of cheerleading to find out.

As gender tests reveal, determining physical gender isn't as clear-cut as you'd think. Discover why and how gender can be ambiguous in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Roller derby is an increasingly popular past-time, but is it sport or spectacle? Listen in as Molly and Cristen examine the nature of roller derby -- from the vociferous fans to the unique teams -- to find the truth in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.