Opinion gender sports, coed sports, genderqueer sports, athletics, gender

Published on January 30th, 2012 | by Wild Gender


The Gendering of Gyms, Fields and Courts (VIDEO)

gender sports, coed sports, genderqueer sports, athletics, gender

Photo courtesy of: Nathan Callahan

This is a thoughtful video by Alex Melotti┬áregarding the gendering of sports “spaces,” as they are called in this clip. The video is titled: “Sports, Space and Gender.”

At one point in the clip, the narrator muses:

“The spaces themselves aren’t gendered, but once there ‘s activity, once there’s competition, it seems that there’s no getting away from the idea that everything in those spaces–the sounds, the pace–it all gets defined as either male or female.”

What if it didn’t?

Sports Space & Gender from Alex Melotti on Vimeo.


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