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Out of Bounds: Women, Sport and Sexuality
Out of Bounds Feminist Helen Lenskyj presents an insightful examination of the links between women's participation in sports and the control of their reproductive capacity and sexuality. She identifies the female frailty myth, the illusion of male athletic superiority, and the concept of compulsory heterosexuality as powerful determinants of'masculinity' and 'femininity' ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published October 1st 1986 by Women's Press (CA)
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Jun 25, 2015 Caroline rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: women in sports, young women, sports fans in general
I got this book out of my school library planning on reading just a chapter or two to get some background research for a paper, but I ended up reading the whole thing from cover to cover. As a woman who plays sports, I always took for granted the opportunities that were available to me and groused about the fact that girls sports aren't taken as seriously as guys, even at the high school level. I never considered that less than a hundred years ago, women weren't even allowed to jump for fear of ...more