Cori Schumacher: State of Flux

quiksilver Archive

Tuesday

8

April 2014

5

COMMENTS

Monsanto vs. Surf Activists

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Surf Activists vs. Monsanto

At the end of March, Monsanto was taken to task by Kelly Slater (who recently left his longtime sponsor, and Monsanto-linked, Quiksilver), Cyrus Sutton and Kyle Thiermann on the company’s newly created Instagram account. In this conversation, Kelly Slater brings up GM cotton: “I will say that certain cottons, for instance, are proven to need […]

Tuesday

1

April 2014

6

COMMENTS

Wednesday

19

March 2014

9

COMMENTS

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 […]

Tuesday

17

December 2013

1

COMMENTS

Saturday

6

July 2013

18

COMMENTS

Lesbian-Baiting, a la roxy surfing 2013

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

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  One of the most prevalent tools of sexism in the surf industry has been and continues to be lesbian-baiting. Lesbian baiting occurs most often when rumblings are felt within the sexist status quo, when women gain more power in a hierarchy, or when they are acting more self-assertive and less deferential than their male-counterparts […]

Tuesday

2

July 2013

14

COMMENTS

Tell Roxy That Female Surfers Deserve Better

Written by , Posted in Feminism, Surfing

Revolting Roxy

Dear Roxy, Roxy is the world’s most visible and well known women’s surf brand. Recently, Roxy released a trailer for the 2013 Roxy Biarritz Pro contest that showcases a style of marketing women’s surfing that is not conducive to a healthy, empowered vision of women. Instead of women surfers being presented as an alternative to […]

Saturday

1

June 2013

2

COMMENTS

Vandana Shiva on Bt cotton in India (video)

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[4/1/2014 edit: Since posting this, the video has been made private on youtube and only a small portion of it is now available to view on the BBC here. There is, however, plenty of info on youtube that is easily searchable about Bt Cotton and Monsanto’s desire to control seed and a video link with […]

Saturday

1

June 2013

2

COMMENTS

Reconstructing Surfing

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, environment, Surfing

Environmental justice, as opposed to simple environmentalism that can be co-opted by corporate consumerism to drive sales in the mode of greenwashing, understands that all forms of oppression are interconnected. That is, oppressions of race, sexuality, gender, class; oppressions that privilege heterosexuality and certain body types over others; oppressions that encourage (often in complicity via […]