Sunday, February 25, 2007

A few thoughts on gays and women in sports...

...courtesy of scholar, poet, coach, and athletic administrator Nancy Boutilier.
Boutilier talks about gay athletes coming out, the status of women as athletes and as coaches in the Title IX era. Boutilier makes some good points about the lack of acceptance of female coaches by female athletes which I found too in previous research on women's ice hockey. And as more and more female athletes grow up never having been coached by women, it does not seem likely that the belief that men are more qualified than women to coach women's sports will be challenged.
It's a brief but good interview by The Oberlin Review and worth checking out.

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