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  1. espnW -- NBA ref Violet Palmer paved the way for other women

    Johnette Howard

    Controversy greeted Violet Palmer as one of the first female refs in the NBA. Today no one seems to care that two new women are in training. You can thank Palmer for that, Johnette Howard writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  2. NBA referee Violet Palmer stands her ground

    Adena Andrews

    In the second installment of a two-part series, NBA referee Violet Palmer, the first female referee and a 13-year veteran, talks to espnW about her hectic travel schedule and being on the floor during a legendary NBA fight.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2011
  3. NBA referee Violet Palmer is making the calls

    Adena Andrews

    Violet Palmer was the first female referee in the NBA, and 13 years into her NBA career, she still is calling the shots. In the first installment of a two-part series, Palmer talks to espnW about her life as a referee.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  4. espnW -- Female referees deserve their chance at the pros

    Jane McManus

    The NFL has included two women on its list of officials. Clearly they know what they're signing up for, so let them prove their mettle, just like their male counterparts did.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  5. espnW -- NFL replacement ref Shannon Eastin ready for scrutiny

    Jane McManus

    Shannon Eastin knows her decision to cross a picket line and become the NFL's first female official will subject her to extreme scrutiny.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  6. Calling the Shots -- Refereeing at highest level a long shot in N...

    Sarah Spain

    Since the women's game has evolved, female referees channeled their energies in that direction. The numbers are stacked against them on the men's side.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  7. Calling the Shots -- Women have made forays into men's soccer

    Meri-Jo Borzilleri

    Women have refereed in MLS and lower tiers of the men's international game, and those who have think they are better for it.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2011
  8. L'Arbitre

    Directed by Ruhi Hamid

    Marie Agnes Makengi Kapinga is the first female international soccer referee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite physical and verbal abuse from fans, she is determined to press on to gain respect for the women of her country.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2011