Tag Archives: field hockey

Diamond dilemma: Women, softball and baseball

TweetThis week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,” “Pop feminism hits the sports pages” and “Sexuality, Pride and women’s basketball.”
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When boys want to play with the girls

TweetLost amid the recent furor over a Catholic school in Arizona forfeiting a state baseball championship game rather than play against a team with a female player was the victory of a young male athlete in New York in his bid to play with the girls.
Keeling Pilaro, 13, will be allowed to remain on the [...]

Wistful memories of an Indian sporting legend

TweetThe hottest sport in India these days is cricket, with plenty of flash, dazzle and allegations of scandal that befits the modern sporting age.
Not that many years ago, however, India was a field hockey powerhouse with the legendary Dhyan Chand, who’s being missed in his homeland now as it plays host to the Commonwealth Games:
“With [...]