Shrinking and Pinking: Sex, Sports, and Sociology

It’s always fun when a sociological study makes it into the mainstream press (for a good reason)– especially one about sports. A new paper out in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport titled, “Where are the female athletes in Sports Illustrated? A content analysis of covers (2000–2011),” has been making the rounds, especially […]

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Shrinking and Pinking: Success, with a Reality Check

Recent news out of the world of female athletics has been nothing but positive lately.  From the success of women in the Summer Olympics to the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX we’ve been very busy focusing on the accomplishments of women athletes. This past month one of the biggest stories about women […]

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Shrinking and Pinking

I’ve been thinking a lot about women’s sports lately, so when Amazon delivered Mina Samuels’ new book, Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives, I started reading right away.  In no time I’d learned something new about women’s athletics– “shrinking and pinking.” What does the term mean? It’s how a lot of […]

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Bad*ss (Women) Athletes

After getting some feedback on my blog post on the Iowa State Wrestling Championships, I expanded it into a more complete discussion on Title IX, including a bit on boys playing on girls’ field hockey teams. Check it out on The Huffington Post. Please leave comments and share by clicking through! In related news, I […]

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