Huffington Post explores dilemma over feminity and athleticism

Published November 6, 2014 This content is archived.


Susan Cahn, professor of history, is quoted in an article on Huffington Post about the dilemma female athletes face over femininity and athleticism, and the societal stigmas that women have faced since the beginning of their participation in sports early in the 20th century. “It was just a real sense of threat that women were trying to do something that only men were supposed to do,” she said. “Like if we decided that kids could drive at age 8. It would seem ridiculous to most people.”

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