Tag Archives: dave zirin

Pop feminism hits the sports pages

TweetThis week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on continuing cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here’s yesterday’s introductory post, “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance.”
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When the truth about the Duke lacrosse scandal finally was revealed, the [...]

Midweek Books: Political futebol at the World Cup

TweetOn Wednesday I highlight noteworthy new sports books, with links to reviews, interviews and other information about the subject and/or author.
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Several new books written in the recent context of Brazilian citizen protests against the backdrop the World Cup (as well as the 2016 Rio Olympics) have understandably received [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 15

Tweet• At Atlanta Soccer News I talk to a white South African about his nation playing host to the World Cup, and what it means for more than sporting reasons.
• Self-styled “sports and politics” writer Dave Zirin has resurfaced on NPR with an off-base gripe about why the far-right hates soccer. Not only is this [...]