Uniform discontent: how women athletes are taking control of their sporting outfits

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Women’s dress codes in sport are determined by “traditions” that are both outdated and gendered.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 Slowly, female athletes are pushing back on outdated uniform regulations and demanding that athleticism be prioritised over aesthetics. 

Period26 Jul 2021

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  • TitleUniform discontent: how women athletes are taking control of their sporting outfits
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size800 words
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date26/07/21
    DescriptionWomen’s dress codes in sport are determined by “traditions” that are both outdated and gendered.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 Slowly, female athletes are pushing back on outdated uniform regulations and demanding that athleticism be prioritised over aesthetics.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/AuthorRachael Jefferson-Buchanan
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/uniform-discontent-how-women-athletes-are-taking-control-of-their-sporting-outfits-164946
    PersonsRachael Jefferson-Buchanan

Keywords

  • sociology
  • gender
  • body governance
  • body
  • sport