In recent years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes have received more media attention than ever before. Declining levels of homophobia across the Western world has facilitated a greater acceptance of LGBT athletes among heterosexual teammates, fans, and the sports media. Consequently, academic interest in sport, gender and sexuality has also increased substantially. This edited collection combines studies of gender and sexuality with that of the sports media to provide the first-ever comprehensive academic overview of LGBT athletes in the sports media. It draws upon work from a wide range of international scholars to provide an interdisciplinary analysis of improved media coverage of LGBT athletes, as well as the numerous issues and barriers which continue to exist. LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, media studies, and gender studies.
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.
Four acclaimed erotic authors re-imagine the past.... Welcome to the hidden queer history of men loving men not so very long - and centuries - ago. In ´´Heaven on Earth´´, Lambda Literary Award winner, editor, and author Simon Sheppard evokes a noirish Depression-era setting for Wichita rich kid Eli who, with an innocent young gas station attendant as his sidekick, embarks on a bloody, lust-fueled crime spree: Bonnie and Clyde meet Leopold and Loeb. In ´´Camp Allegheny´´, Lambda Literary Award winner Jeff Mann recounts a clandestine Civil War romance between two Rebel soldiers whose passionate lovemaking survives bitter winters, life-threatening sickness, and bloody fighting during the real-life Battle of Allegheny in 1861 and the Battle of McDowell in 1862. In ´´Tender Mercies´´, Dale Chase imagines the world of young Luke Farrow, a failure at prospecting during the California Gold Rush who succeeds in the more lucrative role of camp boy, where physical violence is as much a part of a rough, raw world as is selling sex for nuggets of gold - until a surprisingly tender man comes into Luke´s life. In ´´The Valley of Salt´´, David Holly blends legend with lust in the beautiful city of Gomorrah more than 3,000 years ago, where the Priests of Baal summon a beautiful young man as a temple sacrifice - which means he´s now the indoor sport of the legendary city´s sexually potent warriors, until taken captive during the Battle of the Vale of Siddom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Owen Godeep. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005751/bk_adbl_005751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most guys would be driven into a rage at the thought of their wife with another man, but there are a select few who find the jealousy intoxicating, exciting, and arousing. These collected stories are all examples of what happens when you push the limits of your marriage past the edge of comfortable one-on-one sexuality. Get ready to find yourself lost in the erotic world of threesomes, double penetrations, swinging, cuckolding, and some very satisfied hot wives. Taken from the best-selling Let´s DP My Wife series, these are six sports-themed tales of hardcore wife sharing that you have to hear to believe! "Let´s DP My Wife: Bases Loaded" Dave´s wife, Ella, loves to play baseball in the local league just as much as Dave loves coming to the games and cheering her on. But when Dave notices a sexual stirring between Ella and her handsome teammate, Mike, he´s not sure how to react. The issue soon comes to a head when the three of them share a beer after one of the games, and soon they find themselves back at the dugout in a wild hot wife double penetration. "Let´s DP My Wife: On the Green" Vance´s boss is tired of hearing about his new commercial development project and has finally put his foot down, forbidding Vance from ever bringing it up around the office again. But when the two of them and their loving wives go out for a game of golf, Vance sees the perfect opportunity to take his final shot at pitching the project. What Vance doesn´t count on is his boss´ wife not showing up for the game, nor the chemistry between his boss and his beautiful, horny wife. Soon Vance puts it all on the line, betting the future of the project against a hardcore double penetration with his wife right there on the green. Lucky for Vance´s wife, his swing is a little rusty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Wilde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035064/bk_acx0_035064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The creative mechanical genius of Monster Garage meets the existential sexuality of Rebel Without a Cause – Wildman is a little brother’s homage to the coolest big brother any boy ever had. It’s the true story of R.L. Peyton who was, by anyone’s definition, a wild, wild man who lived as fast as he raced. Imagine if Albert Einstein had concentrated all of his genius on building the fastest dragster ever made and had the personality, good looks, and charisma of James Dean - that was R.L. Peyton. ´´The Wildman” was the ultimate underdog. A racer in a high stakes games with no bankroll, R. L. would beg, borrow, or jerry rig whatever he needed to race. He became the hands-down crowd favorite at every track because they knew the Wildman would blow up, crash, or set a new track record every time he got in the car. Before drag racing was legal and there was anything like the NHRA, Wildman was blowing the hoods off Mustangs in souped-up Studebakers on the swampy back roads of Dade County. In the early ´60s there was already a full-blown drug subculture in South Florida and the same men that dealt bails of pot and kilos of coke had access to ´´hot” Chrysler hemis. Wildman ran with the outlaws because he had to get a fix for his racing habit. When the sudden explosion of creative energy in the ´60s began blowing the doors off music, writing, art, and political institutions, R. L. was challenging everything about mechanics, automobiles, and racing. These two brothers shared every car they built together, every race, every wreck, every cheap motel, and every set of beautiful twins they met. R.L. and Hap came up against county sheriffs and city cops, race officials and the other drivers, and a limited income. Nothing could stop them. But unlike a lot of geniuses who were driven to excellence and pushed the envelope, Wildman earned the respect and admiration of everyone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harrison Peyton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110633/bk_acx0_110633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here for the first time is the full story of the seashore: its natural and social history, spectacles, and scandals. The turquoise surf and sugary sand of the beach make it a favorite retreat today, but this wasn´t always so. The oceans of antiquity engendered contradictory feelings. Greek and Roman myths filled it with bellicose monsters and alluring sirens. Medieval Europeans feared immersion in water. But the rediscovery of its medicinal attractions in the 17th century soon glorified the beach as an avenue for social pursuits.In this elegant and illuminating account, Lencek and Bosker chart the evolution of the seaside from the margins of civilization, when ´´exotic´´ meant remote and terrifying, to its present role as the center of recreation and escape. Sexuality, health, fashion, sport, beach architecture, and beachwear all have their place in the progression toward the beach resorts that represent Nirvana for the 20th-century pleasure seeker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadia May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003553/bk_blak_003553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hockey defines Owen Carter´s existence. He lives and breathes the sport. A man´s man, no one - not even his parents - knows the truth about his sexuality. When his teammates set him up, he resigns himself to the idea of a blonde bimbo. The last thing the Owen expected to find was devastatingly sexy and intensely male cop Addison Krause. Addison´s everything Owen imagined in the perfect guy, but can he take his shot or will he let the best thing that ever happened to him walk away? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Raleigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084858/bk_acx0_084858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Justin Harrington and his long-term childhood friend Brandon Moore share a lot in common with each other growing up in the mean streets of the Bronx, New York. Justin Is living with an abusive father and day-to-day in this hectic household is completely unpredictable. Brandon´s father falls into trouble and Brandon quickly engulfs himself in sports to fill the missing void. Meanwhile, these growing teens explore their sexuality, date numerous women, and later begin to define their love life more clearly. Will Justin Harrington completely get what he´s longing for in a lover? Will Brandon Moore reach the heights of the stars with his sports career and lose his best friend and his family? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041313/bk_acx0_041313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deal with your jealousy and that of others! A major obstacle to one’s progress can be inaccurate feelings of jealousy. Human beings can be possessive, and there are good sides to that, but it can also get out of control. This is exactly the issue we’ll be discussing in this manual. You’ll learn, among others: The definition of retroactive jealousy and what it involves How sibling rivalry, competition in sports and business, and other situations cause jealousy to become unmanageable How jealousy and sexuality are related and if open relationships work Stories of extremely jealous people and the damaging behavior that followed their feelings The ways in which jealousy can become pathological How jealousy can make or break an intimate relationship And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104597/bk_acx0_104597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A night of drunken confusion at 19 resulted in Patrick Connelly fathering a child. Determined to be there for his son, Patrick walked away from a sport he loved and forever hid his sexuality. After Patrick´s brutal divorce and a vicious hate crime, his son, Jay, has become obsessed with graffiti. Hoping for a fresh start, Patrick moves Jay to his childhood home in Seattle. Within two weeks, Jay is arrested again. On his way to pick Jay up, Patrick stops an assault, then finds himself in handcuffs too. Thinking things can´t get any worse, he´s confronted by the sexiest man he´s ever seen - his son´s new probation officer, Ken Atkins. The hardest part of Ken´s job is working with difficult parents, and the undeniably handsome Patrick Connelly is going to be a difficult parent. A chance encounter and steamy hookup with Patrick leave Ken blindsided. As they work together to try to keep Jay on the right path, the passion between them proves impossible to resist. When the assault Patrick prevented comes back to haunt them and Jay gets into trouble again, Ken must convince Patrick that ensuring his son´s happiness doesn´t have to mean sacrificing his own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Herczig. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037717/bk_acx0_037717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.