Don’t Dismiss the Washington Football Report as Just Another Problem With the Franchise, by Clair McNear, ends asking readers one important question: “Is there any franchise where revelations of a toxic, abusive, or sexist culture would surprise you?” To answer her, I respond no. If we were to expand her question to all sports- “Is there any sport or organization where revelations of a toxic, abusive, or sexist culture would surprise you?” I again would answer no. I am not surprised by the sexist culture at the Washington Redskins Franchise, I am not surprised by the abuse in USA Women’s Gymnastics, I am not surprised at how many toxic men were outed by the #MeToo movement. I’m not surprised anymore when it comes to harassment, sexual assault, rape, etc. As women, we are used to these words, these circumstances, this treatment. I don’ t remember who it was but one of my classmates asked our guest speaker Katie Taylor who was speaking on her article, “Here’s the Football Heroine,” if she had come across reports of women or girls being abused or taken advantage of when playing games against male teams. Taylor hadn’t, but I thought the question was of considerable importance. It made me wonder, in sports history, is there anyone studying the abuses of women in the sporting world? We’ve discussed gender pay and general recognition inequality in sports. We’ve read Futbolera which focuses on women and how their bodies were controlled by men leaving sport as an avenue to push boundaries. But we haven’t so far encountered a specific focus of Sports History that focuses on the physical or mental abuse women have encountered in sport. Perhaps this is because finding evidence in history can be daunting, for who would record evidence of sexual assault- but maybe mental or physical abuse/toxic culture would be more likely to be documented in the way officials or coaches micro-managed female athletes from their food to their clothes to their ability to live a ‘normal’ life. After writing and taking a moment to collect my thoughts, it makes sense that there might be an area of sociological or psychological academia already committed to this avenue of research but maybe sports history could blend its way into that academic field to make it more specialized. I think it’s an important topic which should be covered by the sports history field.