Tag Archives: women’s boxing

Women writers on boxing, gender and culture

TweetThis week I’ve been 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:
• Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance
• Pop feminism hits the sports pages
• Sexuality, Pride and women’s basketball
• Diamond Dilemma: Women, softball and [...]

Skirting the issue on boxing attire

TweetThe Amateur International Boxing Association is now saying skirts are optional for competitors in the first women’s Olympic boxing tournament in London.
Another first-world crisis has been averted.
This optional position is probably the best, given the mixed opinions from the boxers. Some were incensed about what might have become compulsory; others were not.
In free Western societies [...]

Are you ready for some women’s boxing?

TweetIt’s long been a cultural fascination. Most of the recent headlines have been complaints over the supposedly demeaning and sexist attire female competitors will be wearing inside the rings at the London Games.
Women’s boxing takes a huge competitive leap starting today when the U.S. Olympic trials get underway in Spokane.
Finally, it’s about the boxing. Or will [...]