She Shoots, She Scores: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Sport
|Female athletes have achieved success at all levels
in sport - standouts like Miriam Bédard and Silken Laumann have Olympic
medals to prove their athletic prowess. Despite the achievements of these and
other women, female athletes do not enjoy the same respect as their male
She Shoots, She Scores raises for discussion important issues surrounding women and sport today. The story of women's sport is a story of questioning everything and asking "why not?". The women and the teams described in this book dare to ask that very simple question.
Women's sport challenges the male status quo in a way that is disconcerting, if not revolutionary. Women are telling the world that they belong on the playing fields, ice surfaces, race courses, and mountains of the earth and reject what thousands of years of patriarchy has tried to enforce. Increasingly, women athletes are claiming public space and are doing so with the strength of their bodies.
In this well-written and often provocative series of articles, the author, a Canadian journalist and a former national team cyclist, discusses the challenges women face: physical and health issues, sexism, media bias, the participation of minorities and more.
Written by Laura Robinson. Published by Thompson Educational Publishing, 1997.
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