This article explores the position of women in the sport of surfing. I contend that within surfing there remain many forms of oppression that have not been given appropriate attention in feminist studies. In this article I apply Iris Marion Young's analysis from "Throwing Like a Girl" to the sport of surfing. Young's article offers many insights into forms of domination and oppression that pervade the sport, and that are demonstrated through the restricted movement of female surfers. I conclude by making suggestions for how to address these issues in surfing through a greater promotion of big-wave surfing.
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 2 Dec 2015 → 4 Dec 2015
https://hal.arts.unsw.edu.au/ascp2015/ (ASCP Conference website)
https://hal.arts.unsw.edu.au/ascp2015/sites/hal.arts.unsw.edu.au.ascp2015/files/uploads/ASCP2015_booklet%20FINAL%20%284%20Dec%29.pdf (ASCP 2015 Conference Booklet)