Tag Archives: Sports

Of sexism and race cars

TweetI know, I know. This topic has been explored countless times before.  Last year, that excellent episode of Mad Men (even if I still have qualms on the whole plausibility of the Joan situation) called “The Other Woman” showed perfectly the correlation. The tagline “Jaguar: Something beautiful you can truly own” shows sexism in its [...]
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No Excuses… For VAW

TweetIn the days following the murder of Kasandra Perkins by her partner and Kansas City Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher, I have seen a litany of excuses as to why she was murdered. It has been blamed on concussions, financial problems, youth, even the culture of the NFL. But I have the answer. The answer is [...]
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Can you just let me watch the game? Feminist edition

TweetI have a mansplainer sighting to report. It is no coincidence that I say this after spending last night with the New York Giants and the Carolina Panthers at the only bar in town that gets the NFL Network. For the next four months, any building with a TV has a good shot at becoming [...]
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Nothing in a vacuum: Title IX, sexual harassment and the need for cultural shift

Tweet A SYTYCB entry Title IX has given us plenty to cheer about this year.  Enacted in 1972 as an amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IX mandates that educational institutions and activities receiving federal funding may not discriminate on the basis of sex.  The amendment is most well known for its [...]
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If it’s pretty, it’s not a sport

TweetA SYTYCB entry The Olympics are a time of unity and excitement: we acknowledge diversity and achieve international cooperation; we celebrate feats of the human body that take our collective breath away. And somehow, during all of this, yelling “but is it a sport!?” becomes another Olympic event. According to people who whined their way through [...]
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