Cori Schumacher: State of Flux

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Wednesday

19

March 2014

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And what of the current state of women’s pro surfing?

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Feminism, History, Surfing

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“It’s time to take women’s competitive surfing to the next level.” These words have been echoing through the halls of women’s surfing since pro surfing began in earnest in 1976. Then, only 20% of the total prize purse for competitions was allocated to female competitive surfers. With the exponential growth in participation and interest in […]

Thursday

19

September 2013

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(Video) Roxy Petition Delivery Summary

Written by , Posted in Feminism, Surfing

Discussing content and outcome of the petition delivery meeting and the packet left with Danielle Beck and Cathey Curtis. Petition Update: The campaign asking Roxy to Stop their use of “all sex, no surf” ads continues to grow and has reached nearly 21,800 supporters. Shifts in the industry: Yesterday, the Association of Surfing Professionals announced […]

Tuesday

7

May 2013

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Endless Cannibalization of Authenticity, Cease

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When Oceans Find Voices

Bruce Brown’s 1966 The Endless Summer(TES) presented an alternative narrative to the shenanigans of the many beach/surfy lifestyle movies that erupted from Hollywood after Gidget emerged to much fanfare in 1958. In TES, there are no post-surf bonfire orgies, no frustrating hetero-love triangles that finally resolve in dramatic Hollywood fashion, and certainly no surfing ladies […]

Friday

29

June 2012

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Friday

8

June 2012

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Manly Men: Fiji Pro, June 7th 2012

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Environmental Justice, Feminism, Media Literacy, Surfing

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The amount of references that are made to how “manly” the men on the ASP World Tour are in video commentary and elsewhere, is utterly overwhelming at times. With comments like “These dudes are manly men”, “He better man-up”, descriptions of turns as “mannish hacks”, or even references to waves as women (“approach accordingly”), it […]

Thursday

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May 2012

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South Korea and the ASP

Written by , Posted in environment, Politics, Surfing

For those going to Jeju Island in June for the Quiksilver 2-Star event at Mun Beach Jeju Island is also known as “Peace Island”. Despite this, there is great government pressure to build a military base on this island. This is being protested by villagers (blocking bulldozers with their bodies) and international peace advocates. A […]

Saturday

21

January 2012

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Thursday

19

January 2012

9

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strange imperialism and neoliberal ethos of the Surf Industrial Complex

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Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Surfing is good for the world.” -Fernando Aguerre When I decided to boycott the women’s longboard championship in China last year, I received an email from the then ASP World Tour CEO, Brodie Carr, who suggested that I “proactively go there [China] as an ambassador of a sport that possesses […]