Surfing like a girl: A critique of feminine embodied movement in surfing
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This article explores the position of women in the sport of surfing. I contend that within surfing there remain many forms of oppression that have not been given appropriate attention in feminist studies. In this article I apply Iris Marion Young’s analysis from “Throwing Like a Girl” to the sport of surfing. Young’s article offers many insights into forms of domination and oppression that pervade the sport, and that are demonstrated through the restricted movement of female surfers. I conclude by making suggestions for how to address these issues in surfing through a greater promotion of big-wave surfing.
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