A hot midsummer’s roundup of women in sports

• At Extracurriculars I have written about “Female athletes, their bodies and distorted perceptions” that only figure to continue to heat up: Serena Williams and her body, the LPGA Tour’s mommy conundrum, media coverage of women athletes and the return of Caster Semenya to the women’s track and field fold.

For all the caterwauling about women athletes not getting a lot of press, that’s just a tiny sampling of what’s going on out there. I’m not going to pronounce a forthcoming “Golden Age” or anything, but the agony aunts who fuss that women in sports are invisible are focused on all the wrong things. As usual.

To those of you weary about reading about these topics here: Soon there will be a new home for these missives, so I do appreciate your patience. The Gonzo post above has further crystallized ideas I’ve had about these matters for close to two decades now, and shortly I will be realizing them elsewhere, and at long, long last.

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