Cori Schumacher: State of Flux

surf industry Archive

Wednesday

19

March 2014

9

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

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

chains

“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 […]

Saturday

1

February 2014

1

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The Privilege of Following Your Dreams

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, History, Media Literacy, Politics, Surfing, Writing

Jill Manos

I have found that in (nearly) every conversations about and within surfing, the hierarchy of power and privilege is the single most often overlooked underlying assumption to each of these conversations. But I also believe that this open door, this obvious omission, allows the exact rupture needed for intense analysis and change to permeate the […]

Tuesday

17

December 2013

1

COMMENTS

Monday

1

July 2013

11

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Roxy, #whoamIjustguess: surf-sex w/o a face

Written by , Posted in Feminism, Media Literacy, Surfing

Revolting Roxy

The trend of sexualization of women in surfing has been steadily building. It has been building slowly enough that we have had plenty of time to argue back and forth about whether this is a trend that will or already has been, aggravated toward more sexualization of female surfers. Today, something has fundamentally shifted. The […]

Saturday

1

June 2013

2

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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

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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 […]

Tuesday

28

May 2013

8

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Friday

24

May 2013

3

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Gay Surf Narratives Matter

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

Matt Beard, artist.

What does the swallow think of the pelican’s flight? Does Swallow wonder at Pelican’s lack of movement? Does Swallow gape at the protracted lengths of Pelican’s glide? Swallow’s agility and quickness allow it to escape hawkish predators Pelican does not fear. Swallow treats the updraft flurries of salted draughts that press against cliff sides like […]