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women’s surfing Archive

Friday

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May 2015

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Wednesday

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June 2014

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Constructing a History of Women’s Surfing

Written by , Posted in History, Surfing, Uncategorized

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“Those who don’t preserve their history end up with their stories told incorrectly or not told at all. It’s incumbent upon all of us to know women’s surfing history and tell it whenever we can.” -Mary Mills The History of Women’s Surfing has not been written. What little history we do have is littered among […]

Monday

28

April 2014

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Thursday

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October 2013

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Eddie Would Go. Maya Ought to Think Twice?: How we are progressing past sexism in our culture.

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Sexist sentiments that one might expect to find around Maya Gabeira’s surviving a botched rescue attempt after tackling one of the largest waves (if not the largest) ever attempted by a female in a tow-in scenario, I found written by a woman on Surfer Magazine’s website and in comments by industry stalwarts, viz. a couple […]

Friday

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October 2013

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Wednesday

16

October 2013

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Selling Sex in Surfing: Opinion and Fact Collide

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

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Beyond the opinions of whether sex sells or not, and all the attendant questions often overlooked in this simple cliché (e.g. What does sex sell, exactly? Does sex effectively sell every product/service? How does this marketing strategy impact society? Are men and women equally drawn to the sexualization of human bodies? Are men and women […]

Wednesday

16

October 2013

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Was Roxy’s statement good enough?

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I’ve spent the last few days listening to the responses of folks who have taken the time to read Roxy’s non-apology statement regarding the Official Trailer for the Biarritz Roxy Pro. 

Here is what I am hearing: The onus of the “mischaracterization” of the brand falls squarely on the brand itself and many who were […]

Saturday

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September 2013

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Road to Roxy

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

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  Interspersed in this post are some amazing voices from those who are supporting a petition to ask Roxy to stop using “sexy” to sell their products, a request that I argue pertains to the entire surf industry. You can read about the video that started it all here. You can add your voice to […]