As the name implies, this board explores the intersection of gender and sport.
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Women in the Olympics for the first time, every country competing has a female athlete. [click on this image to find a short analysis of a recent P advertisement, which promotes fairly narrow media representations of mothers and motherhood. The ad takes viewers through a dramatization of several Olympic athletes' upbringing]
On average, male footballers receive £21.5 million more in prize money than female footballers – £22 million and £561,230 respectively. To put this into perspective, the prize money received by an average male footballer is nearly 40 times higher than his female counterpart Source: Insure4Sport
Janis Rinehart (foreground), Paula Walter (middle), and Jeanne Ellison (now Jeanne Ellison Biggs, right) became the first female track athletes from the U.S. to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. They were part of the Texas Track Club, a small group of high school-and college-aged female sprinters based in Abilene, Texas, April 1964. Photo credit: Sports Illustrated
While wearing a Black Wonder Woman top at the USATF Outdoor Championships, Alysia Montaño runs the 800-meter race while five-months pregnant and beats her old time. This was her second time racing while pregnant, June 2017. Source: Alysia Montaño — in Sacramento, California.
Notions of Femininity Throughout most of the 20th century, tennis fans expected finesse and timidity in the women's game. But Althea Gibson was an aggressive tennis player who hit powerful groundstrokes and was unafraid to charge the net. Because of Gibson's race and style of play, critics erroneously accused her of lacking femininity. Source: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture