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ERIC Number: EJ990319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Checking in: An Analysis of the (Lack of) Body Checking in Women's Ice Hockey
Weaving, Charlene; Roberts, Samuel
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v83 n3 p470-478 Sep 2012
Despite the growing popularity of women's ice hockey in North America, players continue to face limitations because of the prohibition of body checking. In this paper, we argue from a liberal feminist philosophical perspective that this prohibition reinforces existing traditional stereotypes of female athletes. Because the women's game does not incorporate checking, female ice hockey players are not afforded the same opportunity to flourish as men and experience bodily agency, which results in continued male domination of the game, therefore, indirectly reinforcing a gender hierarchy in hockey and society. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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