I was sent a link to this last year, but I overlooked it. My apologies. Gender and sports needs more examination. An interview with one of the authors from the American Oxford University Press blog:
Laura Pappano, co-author with Eileen McDonagh of Playing With The Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal, is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and The Washington Post. Pappano and McDonagh’s book is about how women have been unfairly excluded from participating in sports on an equal footing with men. The book calls for sex-sensible policies in sports as a crucial step towards achieving equality for men and women in our society. Pappano was kind enough to answer some questions for OUP.
It’s an interesting interview which raises many questions. The comments on the blog tend to fall in well-worn grooves of objection, more to what they think Pappano is saying than what she actually said.
Has anybody read the book? Like to give us a report?