Susan Celeste Kearney 's ' Tough Girls ' A Rough Game ' Essay example
2100 Words Nov 10th, 2014 9 Pages
Kearney’s (2011) article focuses on an American television series, Rollergirls, and the way it was produced and promoted (p. 284). Kearney (2011) states her opinion of how roller derby upsets gender norms as a women sport that contains provocativeness and aggressiveness. She explains how women and female athletes are publicised in the media in their ‘traditional’ ways that are specific to their gender. Kearney (2011) also discusses the way Rollergirls was produced and promoted and what that says about the way unconventional women and female athletes are publicised in the media.
Pavlidis’ (2012) article focuses on the positive aspect of what roller derby in Australia, as a women’s sport, empowers women and creates a space that allows them to ‘experience themselves’ (p. 166). She discusses the links between roller derby and music…