Published May 7, 2018 This content is archived.
An article on Vox about the 2018 Boston Marathon and race rules that make the three women who finished in the top 15 ineligible for prize money they would have received if they were men interviews Susan Cahn, professor of history and an expert in gender and sexuality in sports. “It goes all the way back to the early 20th century, where women’s sports were modified to make them more acceptable,” she said. “It always means that women’s is the lesser, and so it affirms men’s sports as the ‘real thing’ and women’s as the modified or the marked other.”
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