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Women Play Sport, But Not on TV
One of the long-standing trends in research on gender in sports media is the lack of coverage of women’s sport and the lack of respectful, serious coverage of women’s sport. In this article, we
“It’s Dude Time!”
The last quarter century has seen a dramatic movement of girls and women into sport, but this social change is reflected unevenly in sports media. This study, a 5-year update to a 25-year
“Girls Just Aren't Interested”: The Social Construction of Interest in Girls' Sport
Given the significant increase in the number of women and girls participating in sport, it is now a commonly held belief that girls have ample opportunities to participate in sport and, consequently,
Silence, Sports Bras, And Wrestling Porn
This study of televised sports news on three network affiliates and ESPN’s SportsCenter extends and expands on earlier studies in 1990 and 1994 to examine the quality and quantity of televised
“If You Let Me Play”: Young Girls’ Insider-Other Narratives of Sport
In this article we explore the narratives that 10 White, middle-class female athletes, ages 11–14, (co)produce around their sport experiences. Through interviews, observation, and participant
It’s Not About the Game: Don Imus, Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Media
Using intersectionality and hegemony theory, we critically analyze mainstream print news media’s response to Don Imus’ exchange on the 2007 NCAA women’s basketball championship game. Content and
Policing the Boundaries of Sex: A Critical Examination of Gender Verification and the Caster Semenya Controversy
This article critically assesses the main concepts and claims that undergird international sport organizations' policies regarding “gender verification” or “sex testing,” and makes three recommendations that are consistent with the attainment of sex and gender justice in sport.
“From Fizzle to Sizzle!” Televised Sports News and the Production of Gender-Bland Sexism
This article draws upon data collected as part of a 25-year longitudinal analysis of televised coverage of women’s sports to provide a window into how sexism operates during a postfeminist
“It’s Supposed to be About the Love of the Game, not the Love of Aaron Rodgers’ Eyes”: Challenging the Exclusions of Women Sports Fans
Feminist sports scholars characterize sport as a masculine domain wherein the ideology of male superiority and dominance is structurally and symbolically perpetuated. Researchers similarly identify
Success Without Honor
On November 5, 2011, Jerry Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator for football at Penn State University, was arrested on charges of abusing 8 boys over a 15-year period. In this paper, I