Title Uniform discontent: how women athletes are taking control of their sporting outfits Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 800 words Country/Territory Australia Date 26/07/21 Description Women’s dress codes in sport are determined by “traditions” that are both outdated and gendered. Their outfits have long tried to reconcile notions of “femininity” with those of “athleticism”, but this process has turned women into objects to be admired rather than being valued for their sporting skills.
However, there is recent rebellion in the ranks. Slowly, female athletes are pushing back on outdated uniform regulations and demanding that athleticism be prioritised over aesthetics.
Producer/Author Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan URL https://theconversation.com/uniform-discontent-how-women-athletes-are-taking-control-of-their-sporting-outfits-164946 Persons Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan
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