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From the archives: A half-century of SI swimsuits

TweetWhile I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive.
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The usual furor over the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue didn’t materialize much this winter. That was surprising, given the 50th anniversary of the highly popular edition, and the  cover [...]

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 [...]

Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance

TweetThis week I’m devoting several posts stemming from today’s Title IX anniversary, ongoing matters related to investigations of sexual assault on college campuses, the O’Bannon v. NCAA trial and continuing cultural issues relating to women and sports, including sexuality and exclusion from such sports as baseball.
These posts build on my 2011 blog series “Women’s Sports [...]

Why there is no Title IX for sports media

TweetI don’t want to rain on a parade. I really don’t, even though the local forecast does call for showers as my hometown’s annual Independence Day parade is scheduled to take place on Thursday.
The parade I’m referring to begins tonight, with the first of ESPN’s new women’s sports film series “Nine for IX,” and continues [...]

SI, swimsuits and the cause of women’s sports

TweetIt’s mid-to-late February. The Super Bowl is over, conference play in college basketball is heating up, and pitchers and catchers have reported.
Which means it’s time for the annual flogging of Sports Illustrated for its popular and highly lucrative swimsuit issue, now hitting the stands with Kate Upton leaving little to the imagination.
But instead of the [...]

The core problem with college athletics reform

TweetIvan Maisel penned a thoughtful, fair-minded piece last week on ESPN.com about the Knight Commission — whose motto he tongue-in-cheek describes as “Tilting at Windmills since 1989″ — and the increasingly difficult challenge of advocating college athletics reform in an age when more money is flowing into big schools and major conferences than ever before.
The [...]

American female exceptionalism at the Olympics

TweetKeeping tabs on which country is “winning” the Olympics — and we know which country this is — is one of the most jingoistic activities of an already jingoistic event, at least what is presented to American viewers.
Much has been made about the success of U.S. women athletes at the London Olympics, and there is [...]

‘Beyond Title IX’ excerpt: ‘Tales From the Pink Locker Room’

TweetToday’s excerpt from my new book: “Beyond Title IX: The Cultural Laments of Women’s Sports,” details a prominent Title IX blogger’s first bout with media attention not that many years ago. But the national notoriety surrounding the Pink Locker Room at the University of Iowa is something that Erin Buzuvis does not mention these days, [...]

Introducing my new book: “Beyond Title IX”

TweetThe deluge of celebratory media coverage in recent weeks over the 40th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX has been remarkable.
I’ve commented on this blog about the flood the zone coverage of espnW, and what has been missing from its narrative.
On  Saturday, ESPN Classic filled in some of that gap with a substantive documentary, [...]

Thank you for inspiring my dreams

TweetI haven’t benefitted from Title IX in a sports context, and readers here certainly know I’ve got problems with the way the sports compliance provisions are being enforced by the courts.
But this terrific video compiled by World Team Tennis is the perfect tribute to a woman who has done so much more than to advocate [...]