It seems no sport is safe from the craze of pink.
Pink shotguns? Pink hunting gear? Sign me up. Not.
More important, stepping beyond the learning phase, it is dangerous to over-emphasize gender specificity. I’m talking about things like marketing pink hunting gear, girlie hunting retreats that need spa treatments to lure participants, feminine camo patterns and silly accommodations for the “fairer sex” that insult our strength and ability to adapt.
Simply put, a pink shotgun won’t fix a poor mount and I can pee behind a tree as easily as the next guy.
If we continue to create the image of women hunters as essentially different from men hunters, the patriarchal – male dominated – view of traditional sports will be perpetuated.
In a personal essay, Brittney Griner writes, “Just as basketball doesn’t define who I am, neither does being gay.”
I never thought that to be beautiful, you had to look any certain way at all. In my opinion, you’re beautiful because you are you.
Basically, the following.
You cannot be a woman in sports media and say ‘sex’ instead of ‘success’ during a live report from a hockey game. Period.
Susannah Collins learned that this week after her employment with the Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago was terminated.
One blogger’s response was to go so far as to say she…
Everyone’s been waiting for a major male sports star to make a move like this. Here’s why it’s so much harder for men than for women.
82 years ago today, 17 (or 18)-year-old baseball player Jackie Mitchell, who was the second woman to play in the all-male minor leagues, famously struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game against the N.Y. Yankees. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether the event was staged or not, but in any case it showcased young women’s talent and aspirations in sports.
Oh yeah, and a few days later, baseball commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis voided Mitchell’s contract, saying baseball was “too strenuous” for the ladies.
(photo of Mitchell with Ruth and Gehrig)
A great conversation is going on in the comments with regards to pulling sports and segregating them based on gender — either in the wake of the sports being considered too dangerous, or fearing the success of women.