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Treva B. Lindsey: The Future and the Now

April 4, 2014
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Treva B. Lindsey

Dr. Treva B. Lindsey is very much the future – of black popular cultural studies, feminist scholarship, social media activism, and so much more.  Someone who is pushing conversations about feminism, and black popular culture, who is utilizing social media and public spaces to expand conversations, and someone who prioritizes community, engagement, and collective...
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Mad (at) Men’s March Madness

March 21, 2014
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Dr. Cheryl Cooky writes about March Madness 2014 in order to problematize how media shapes our interests in sport and our cultural beliefs about gender.
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Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Feminism, masculinity, Patriarchy, Popular Culture, Sexism, Sports, Television | 4 Comments »

On Michael Sam Coming Out

February 13, 2014
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By Cheryl Cooky Nearly a year ago today, I was invited to deliver a lecture to the students at Wabash College (a small, all-male, liberal arts College in central Indiana) on the issue of homophobia in sport. This was part of the lead up to Wabash College’s performance of Richard Greenberg‘s Tony-Award winning play...
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Posted in masculinity, Patriarchy, Privilege, Sexuality, Sports | 3 Comments »

(En)Gendering Greatness: Caught Between Richard Sherman and a Hard Place

January 31, 2014
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(En)Gendering Greatness:  Caught Between Richard Sherman and a Hard Place

By Tikia K. Hamilton “I’m the shit!” You will probably never hear me utter these words, even though, on most days, I must quietly remind myself that I am. One of the reasons I would never mouth these words publicly is because, growing up as an African-American girl, my family always taught me the...
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Feminist Football Fan: Reflections from the 12th Woman

January 17, 2014
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Feminist Football Fan: Reflections from the 12th Woman

By Kimberly George My feminism and my love of football have a complicated relationship. When I was eight and watching Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, and my beloved Seattle Seahawks, I dreamed of being the first female player in the NFL.  It felt unjust to me that no women were allowed in, and I wanted...
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On Disability and Cartographies of Difference

November 19, 2013
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By Wilfredo Gomez I recently returned to my alma mater to encounter a rather peculiar and interesting narrative about my legacy. While interacting with former teachers, classmates, and current students, stories were told about the years I spent at the school. One person told a story about how I played varsity basketball during my...
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What Does Solidarity Look Like? The 2014 Winter Olympics

November 5, 2013
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What Does Solidarity Look Like? The 2014 Winter Olympics

By Paisley Currah Every two years, the Olympic Games brings the world together to celebrate sports, witness the sacrifices and determination of the competitors, and admire the perfection of the muscles and contours of the athletes’ bodies (though the summer games provides more opportunity for that than the winter games). While competitors are grouped...
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“Action Expresses Priorities”: The Sochi Olympics and a Culture of Complicity

November 5, 2013
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“Action Expresses Priorities”: The Sochi Olympics and a Culture of Complicity

The upcoming Sochi Olympics are already shrouded in violence and inequality.  It is the Olympics after all, so the political, social, and cultural entanglements between the world’s largest sporting spectacle and the broader social realities (injustices) are nothing new. Yet, with the Olympics just over the horizon, 2014 will spotlight the ongoing oppression facing GLBTQ...
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Say No to Homophobia: The 2014 Russian Olympics

November 4, 2013
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By Zillah Eisenstein I have recently returned from St. Petersburg, where nationalist thugs assaulted gay pride demonstrators in June of this year after Putin passed a law forbidding “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors.” The documentary “Children 404” describes these developments. Since the passage of Putin’s punitive bill, anti-LGBT violence and harassment is...
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Op-Ed: What We Can Learn from the 2014 Winter Olympics?

November 3, 2013
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By Wade Davis II Every four years I look forward to the Olympics. To be honest, I’m not ultra enamored with the opening day pageantry and festivities — I watch for the athletes and the competition. Watching these athletes compete against the best in the world, to be named the best in the world,...
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