Girls´ athletic participation in school and community sports programs is skyrocketing. Girls now comprise 33 percent of all high school athletes, representing a dramatic increase from four percent who participated in 1971, the year before the enactment of Title IX. You Go, Girl! is a collection of first person insights, thoughts, and stories from successful women in the world of sports. Athletes, coaches, and sports executives talk about their lives, their dreams, their frustrations, and disappointments, as well as their victories and passions, practice habits, and perspectives. Their stories will inspire, teach, motivate, encourage, and challenge any reader, male or female.Among the women who have contributed their personal anecdotes and insights are: Mia Hamm (soccer); Gabrielle Reece (beach volleyball); Marion Jones (sprinter and long jumper); Kerri Strug (gymnastics); Chris Evert (tennis); Nancy Lopez (golf); Picabo Street (Olympic gold medal skier) and many others. Most of today´s young women went through school after the 1972 passage of title IX: the same cannot be said of their mothers. This book provides a powerful opportunity to close that gap. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matilda Novak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000370/bk_bkot_000370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Billie Jean King trounced Bobby Riggs in tennis´s Battle of the Sexes in 1973, she placed sports squarely at the center of a national debate about gender equity. In this winning combination of biography and history, Susan Ware argues that King´s challenge to sexism, the supportive climate of second-wave feminism, and the legislative clout of Title IX sparked a women´s sports revolution in the 1970s that fundamentally reshaped American society.While King did not single-handedly cause the revolution in women´s sports, she quickly became one of its most enduring symbols, as did Title IX, a federal law that was initially passed in 1972 to attack sex discrimination in educational institutions but had its greatest impact by opening opportunities for women in sports. King´s place in tennis history is secure, and now, with Game, Set, Match, she can take her rightful place as a key player in the history of feminism as well. By linking the stories of King and Title IX, Ware explains why women´s sports took off in the 1970s and demonstrates how giving women a sporting chance has permanently changed American life on and off the playing field. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Postel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004267/bk_adbl_004267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With every touchdown, home run, and three-pointer, star athletes represent an American dream that only an elite group blessed with natural talent can achieve. However, Kimball concentrates on what happens once these modern warriors meet their untimely demise. As athletes die, legends rise in their place. The premature deaths of celebrated players not only capture and immortalize their physical superiority, but also jolt their fans with an unanticipated intensity. These athletes escape the inevitability of aging and decline of skill, with only the prime of their youth left to be remembered. But early mortality alone does not transform athletes into immortals. The living ultimately gain the power to construct the legacies of their fallen heroes. In Legends Never Die, Kimball explores the public myths and representations that surround a wide range of athletes, from Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio to Dale Earnhardt and Bonnie McCarroll. Kimball delves deeper than just the cultural significance of sports and its players; he examines how each athlete´s narrative is shaped by gender relations, religion, and politics in contemporary America. In looking at how Americans react to the tragic deaths of sports heroes, Kimball illuminates the important role sports play in US society and helps to explain why star athletes possess such cultural power. The book is published by Syracuse University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert J. Eckrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090273/bk_acx0_090273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion? Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters. He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents such as birth certificates, drivers licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008608/bk_tant_008608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each of us enters the workplace not only as a human being, but as a woman or man, Leadership and the Sexes links the actual science of male/female brain differences to every aspect of business. Written by the New York Times best-selling author and gender expert Michael Gurian and acclaimed workplace gender consultant Barbara Annis, this groundbreaking audio weaves brain science and gender studies with real life examples from business leaders to provide a new vision of gender diversity. Leadership and the Sexes presents brain science tools with which listeners can look into the brains of men and women to understand themselves and one another. Provided are five GenderTools, which can be used immediately in executive, management, design and marketing teams. The gender science presented here has been used successfully by such diverse corporations as IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, Deloitte & Touche, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Brooks Sports, and many others. This gender science helps leaders increase their organization´s competitive edge, profits, and bottom line by: Increasing gender intelligence between men and women. Discovering new ways to supervise, negotiate, and manage. Revising male/female relationships to meet the demands of the global economy Understanding how to use gender science to sell and market products and services.The corporation that utilized the authentic differences between men and women is the organization that discovers significant competitive advantage. The company or firm that helps women and men understand each other discovers maximum success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Marosz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000223/bk_gdan_000223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family´s adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy´s boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga´s ´´Paparazzi´´. C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff - really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He´s not all pink and not all blue. He´s a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow. Written in Lori´s uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lori Duron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018231/bk_adbl_018231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Circling the Bases, leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist continues his discussion and analysis of the major issues and challenges confronting the sports industry in the second decade of the 21st century. Presenting a general overview of the sports business at the college and professional levels, this volume places concerns such as the antitrust status of sports leagues, the stalled progress of gender equity in college sports, and the control of performance enhancing drugs in historical context. Zimbalist also provides a deeper understanding of how sports have fared and changed with the sharpening financial crisis and 2009 economic downturn from the morphing role of salary caps and revenue distribution and the rapid escalation of college coaches´ compensation to the financing of sports facilities and the economic impact of hosting the Olympic Games. In Circling the Bases, Zimbalist continues to show how the business of sports is evolving and how the sports industry is becoming more closely linked with the corporate sector and thus more vulnerable to the vicissitudes of the U.S. and world economies. Zimbalist deftly shows how sports are facing the uncertainties of the future and what the implications are for sports fans, players, owners, and leagues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert J. Eckrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013836/bk_acx0_013836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do vaginas and baseball have in common? Well...it´s really V-Day: a political movement to draw attention to women´s rights that is celebrated on Valentine´s Day - and that Susie looks at through the eyes of a sports fan. Susie goes over stats, batting averages, who´s left on base, sacrifice flies, fan favorites, and more...but it´s not really about baseball. Susie looks at the feminist wars, conservative movements, ´´I am vagina hear me roar,´´ violence against women, and misogyny. V-Day is part of the movement, organized by Eve Ensler, called One Billion Rising. Then, in this week´s ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag segment, Susie forgoes a listener letter to bring you some inside gossip instead. The topic: whether it´s hotter to shave or not to shave. And this time around, we´re not talking pubic hairs, we´re talking faces! This is a steamy discussion about whether mutton chops, goatees, or clean-shaven faces are sexier. Have a question? You can call Susie´s hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to email@example.com. [Episode 559, March 1, 2013] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/130301/pf_suzy_130301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig - the new brand of ´´empowered woman´´ who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares all for Girls Gone Wild, pursues casual sex as if it were a sport, and embraces ´´raunch culture´´ wherever she finds it. If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, Female Chauvinist Pigs of today are doing them one better, making sex objects of other women - and of themselves. They think they´re being brave, they think they´re being funny, but in Female Chauvinist Pigs, New York magazine writer Ariel Levy asks if the joke is on them. In her quest to uncover why this is happening, Levy interviews college women who flash for the cameras on spring break and teens raised on Paris Hilton and breast implants. She examines a culture in which every music video seems to feature a stripper on a pole, the memoirs of porn stars are climbing the best-seller lists, Olympic athletes parade their Brazilian bikini waxes in the pages of Playboy, and thongs are marketed to prepubescent girls. Levy meets the high-powered women who create raunch culture - the new oinking women warriors of the corporate and entertainment worlds who eagerly defend their efforts to be ´´one of the guys´´. And she traces the history of this trend back to conflicts between the women´s movement and the sexual revolution long left unresolved. In the tradition of Susan Faludi´s Backlash and Naomi Wolf´s The Beauty Myth, Levy pulls apart the myth of the Female Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has come to pass for liberating rebellion is actually a kind of limiting conformity. Irresistibly witty and wickedly intelligent, Female Chauvinist Pigs makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women have come, it only proves how far they have left to go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aimee Jolson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007266/bk_adbl_007266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elliott J. Gorn´s The Manly Art tells the story of boxing´s origins and the sport´s place in American culture. When first published in 1986, the book helped shape the ways historians write about American sport and culture, expanding scholarly boundaries by exploring masculinity as an historical subject and by suggesting that social categories like gender, class, and ethnicity can be understood only in relation to each other. This updated edition of Gorn´s highly influential history of the early prize rings features a new afterword, the author´s meditation on the ways in which studies of sport, gender, and popular culture have changed in the quarter century since the book was first published. An updated bibliography ensures that The Manly Art will remain a vital resource for a new generation. ´´It didn´t occur to me until fairly late in the work that I was writing a book about the beginnings of a national celebrity culture. By 1860, a few boxers had become heroes to working-class men, and big fights drew considerable newspaper coverage, most of it quite negative since the whole enterprise was illegal. But a generation later, toward the end of the century, the great John L. Sullivan of Boston had become the nation´s first true sports celebrity, an American icon. The likes of poet Vachel Lindsay and novelist Theodore Dreiser lionized him - Dreiser called him ´a sort of prize fighting J. P. Morgan´ - and Ernest Thompson Seton, founder of the Boy Scouts, noted approvingly that he never met a lad who would not rather be Sullivan than Leo Tolstoy.´´ (From the Afterword to the Updated Edition) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denny Delk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008697/bk_acx0_008697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.