When women stood : the untold history of females who changed sports and the world /

Allred, Alexandra Powe, 1965-

When women stood : the untold history of females who changed sports and the world / Alexandra Allred. - xi, 351 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Merely an introduction to the most complicated and brilliant history of women in sport and society -- Early women warriors to domesticity -- The media image of women of enlightenment -- White women in sport -- The women's suffrage movement : a step up to first base -- Women of color and their place in the women's movement -- The importance of race, sports, and the polite society -- Women, war and their entry into sport -- A league of their own -- The real history behind Title IX and the battle of the sexes -- Media relations and the second-wave woman -- The third wave and the women of the 1980s and 1990s -- Exploitation of the female image -- Modern medicine for the modern woman -- The (recognized) entry of lesbians in sport -- The closing of the twentieth century -- Sports and abuse -- The fourth wave in sports and society -- Transgender female athletes in sport -- Title IX in the new millennium -- Game changers -- Where to go from here? -- Postscript.

"When Women Stood is an unapologetically new sport and social history that unveils the often-overlooked chronicle of women and their fight for equality. From early Amazons and suffragists to modern-day athletes and social influencers, this is an eye-opening history of women told through the always-influential world of sports"-- When Women Stood is an eye-opening chronicle of the amazing women who refused to accept the status quo and fought for something better for themselves and for those who would follow. Featuring exclusive insight from athletes such as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Kathrine Switzer, Nancy Lieberman, Briana Scurry, and Nancy Hogshead-Maker, this book includes the stories of female football players, Olympic athletes, powerlifters, and soccer stars, of historians, archeologists, crusaders, and scientists. Women's sports history cannot be told without also telling the story of the fight for gender and racial equality, economics, medical biases, gay and transgender history, violence, religion, media, abuse, and activism. When Women Stood is the first to go beyond the record books and gold medal counts to truly dig into the vital role women and sports have played in instigating change in society as a whole. And it shows that, despite seemingly unsurmountable odds, the true spirit of the female athlete can never be restrained. -- Provided by publisher.

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020843421 Uk

Women athletes--History.
Women athletes--History.--United States
Sports for women--History.
Sports for women--History.--United States
Sex discrimination in sports--History.
Sex discrimination in sports--History.--United States

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