Jen Offord

Jen Offord

Jen is a writer from Essex, which isn’t relevant because she lives in London, but she likes people to know it. As well as daft challenges, she likes cats, cheese and Beyonce. @inspireajen


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Meet the Crystals? Hmm, what year is this?

Crystal Palace FC has a troupe of all-women cheerleaders. No disrespect to The Crystals, but Jen Offord would like to live in a world where a woman’s net value isn’t found in a tiny pair of shorts.
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Stop (discrimination)! Hammer time

The chair of West Ham United Ladies FC, Stephen Hunt, has taken a bullet for the equality cause by outing discrimination within the wider club, as Jen Offord explains.
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Review: Amanda Knox documentary

The new Netflix documentary Amanda Knox explores the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher and once again raises a host of troubling questions. Jen Offord took a look.
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Big Sam’s Grand Slam

It’s been (yet another) sad week in English football as Big Sam has left the building. Should we even be surprised, asks Jen Offord.
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Back of the (inter)net!

Ah, the world wide web: a source of joy and dicksplashery in equal measure. But so much good stuff gets lost down the back of the virtual sofa. This week, Jen Offord loses her lady boner, is stunned into silence by Boris and shares some wet baby sloths.
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Block tackle

The NFL backed its players over anti-racism protests this week. So why didn’t the women’s basketball league do the same back in July, asks Jen Offord.
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It’s good to talk

Twelve years ago, Jen Offord’s brother Stephen took his own life. Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day tomorrow, she explains why talking about it has helped her own mental health.
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“I woke up and couldn’t feel my legs”

We can all agree the 2012 Paralympic Games were pretty inspirational. Particularly for Lauren Rowles, who was galvanised into picking up the oars and is now about to represent GB at Rio. She chats to our Jen Offord.
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Paralympic legends

The Paralympic Games begin on Wednesday, giving our Jen Offord the perfect excuse to tip her hat to some of the top women who have made history there.
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The sexism Olympics

When John Inverdale made a bit of a gaffe on TV, people were quick to jump down his throats with cries of “Sexist!” Woah there, pickles, says Jen Offord, sexism in sport has much bigger fish to fry.