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We Have to Talk About Systemic Abuse In Women's Sports

5 days ago   |   By Pop Sugar

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Editor's Note: In September 2020, Kaiya McCullough left the Washington Spirit, a National Women's Soccer League team she'd been drafted to earlier that year. In August 2021, McCullough bravely spoke out to The Washington Post about the true reasons she'd stepped down: a horrific pattern of verbal and emotional abuse by then-coach Richie Burke, which had started long before McCullough had joined the team. In this op/ed, McCullough reflects on her difficult decision to speak about the abuse, highlights the systemic failures in women's sports that keep athletes in danger, and explores...
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