The Women's World Cup brought some much-needed attention to female athletes and LGBT people in sports. The final was the most-watched soccer broadcast in American TV history. Plus, with several out players - namely Megan Rapinoe and Abby Wambach - and an out head coach, the American team embraced its diversity. Will the event have a lasting effect on the perceptions of women's sports and LGBT athletes?
With so much talk about women's sports lately, Dave Zirin has written a piece about his refusal to "defend" women's sports any longer. What are the best ways for supporters to help women's sports without feeling the need to "defend" their existence?
Anna Aagenes, a former college athlete at the Univ. of Pennsylvania and current member of the You Can Play team, joins Cyd Zeigler as guest co-host to discuss these issues and more.