Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday, August 10: Women In Sports

We look at the state of affairs for women athletes, with a special focus on entrenched homophobia and transphobia in U.S. women's sports. We'll hear excerpts from talks by David Zirin, author of People's History of Sports in the United States and the popular blog, Edge of Sports, and Elizabeth Terzakis, Instructor at Canada College, as well as speak with one of the producers of the extraordinary film "Training Rules" on homophobia in women's college basketball. Plus Jovelyn's World and more.

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Women's Magazine - Women In Sports - August 10, 2009 at 1:00pm

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Training Rules: Homophobia in Women's College Basketball
An Interview with Filmmaker Fawn Yacker
(check out their great website,, for lots more info on discrimination against lesbians in women's sports)
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Lesbian Soccer Star Raped and Murdered in South Africa: Read/watch BBC reporting on the rape and murder of Eudy Simelane. Reports allege that this is part of a pattern of so-called "corrective rape" targeting lesbians. We will be looking further at this issue in future shows.

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