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Hockey and Women
This paper examines women's increasing inclusion and success in Canadian hockey.
# 104350 | 1,067 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses ho,w although Canada is a liberal society based on equal rights, hockey is traditionally seen as a sport for men, since it involves power, violence and brute force. The paper first looks at Canada's long history of sexist thinking and women's growing role in hockey today. The paper then discusses the success of Canada's Olympic women's ice hockey team that indicates that traditional, sexist notions of women in sport are finally being overturned.

Women and Hockey

From the Paper:

"Though the popular media is now making moves towards supporting and encouraging women's participation in ice hockey, it is true that the sport in Canada has a long history of sexist thinking. Sports observers have even acknowledged that women were certainly a late inclusion in the world of "masculine" sports. Such voices include Gruneau and Whitson (1994), authors of the book "Hockey Night in Canada". Gruneau and Whitson acknowledge that women have painstakingly made their way in the hockey arena after fighting decades of repression and sexist stereotyping. As the authors attest, it was more than a hundred years after hockey was born that women were finally recognized as potential players."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gruneau, Richard, and David Whitson. Hockey Night in Canada: Sport, Identities and Cultural Politics. Toronto: Garamond Press, 1994.

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