About this Item
Quantity Available: 1
Title: Sportsdykes: Stories from on and Off the ...
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Very Good
About this title
The thirty pieces in this collection examine the politics and culture of women's sports while exploring the empowerment--and often, the eroticism--discovered by many lesbians within that world.From Booklist:
Betty Hicks' "Lesbian Athletes"--the keystone to this eclectic set of 30 pieces drawn from sources ranging from Girljock to the New York Times Magazine--addresses the question of why the sexuality of female athletes is always suspect. Hicks postulates that men use the label lesbian to "keep women in line," maintain economic inequities in sports, and license socially acceptable forms of sexual harrassment and homophobic attack. Other pieces explore the typing of children as tomboys and adults as dykes. Victoria Brownmiller in "The Competitive Closet" urges that "we regard the sexual orientation of athletes the way we do their color . . . because we are losing a lot of great athletes to prejudice and bigotry." Such argumentation occurs amid pieces that deal specifically with skaters, golfers, tennis players, martial artists, and jocks-of-all-sports as well as coaches and even groupies. Erotic fiction, cartoons, a quiz that lets you get in touch with your "inner athlete," explorations of childhood dreams, and a piece that takes us inside the heart of a "differently abled" jock who just wants to be "one of the girls" round things off. Marie Kuda
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your
purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if
the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've
changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please
use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and
we'll respond within 2 business days.
Orders ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
accepted by seller