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I am conducting a research project on women and sport. At the present I am building the project around the concepts of Susan Bardo who states that mainstream ideologies about biological bodies in Western society have resulted in the creation of docile bodies, especially those of women. I am hoping through my work to deconstruct the notion of man's physical strength and women's lack of strength. Other topics I will be discussing are, evolution theories, socialization, education, media representation, pornography, boxing, bodybuilding, and nature/culture dichotomy. All of which will be related to women and sport, any information, would be much appreciated.

Thank you for your note to FEMINIST.COM. Women and sport is an exciting topic--since so much has happened recently with the women's NBA, the anniversary of title 9 (or is it 10), and with little leagues and other women's friendly changes happening. For information specifically on women and sports--I think the best place to start is the Women's Sports Foundation (800-227-3988). Also, past issues of Ms. Magazine have included related stories. See the FEMINIST.COM bookstore for books on this topic, too. Good luck.


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