“Be careful!” – Longboarding and Gendered Risk Taking

By guest blogger, Liana R. There’s an arbitrary expectation in athletics: girls should avoid getting hurt, but not boys. Why should girls avoid the same risks that boys are encouraged to face? Typically, the more β€œextreme” or higher risk a sport, the more male-dominated it is (e.g. longboarding, skateboarding, BMX, long-distance hiking). Β But in reality,…Read more “Be careful!” – Longboarding and Gendered Risk Taking

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Keeping Score: Females on the Field

By guest blogger, Loraina Stinson It wasn't until recently that I started playing coed sports. As early as fifth grade, I started participating in female sports teams. Synchronized swimming and field hockey. I ran track my junior year of high school and we'd practice with the boys team, but I goofed off with my best…Read more Keeping Score: Females on the Field