Playing Like A Girl: Transforming Our Lives Through Team Sports by Marian BetancourtPlaying Like A Girl: Transforming Our Lives Through Team Sports by Marian Betancourt

Playing Like A Girl: Transforming Our Lives Through Team Sports

byMarian Betancourt

Paperback | October 25, 2016

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More and more women and girls are discovering the joy and relishing the fierce competition of team sports. Their increasing participation in sports is influencing all aspects of women's—and men's—lives.Playing Like a Girlexplores the ramifications of this sports revolution, such as the change in male-female relationships, the impact on women in the workplace, the long-term effects of Title IX, and the phenomenon of men coaching women. These ideas are explored through stories of women from grandmothers playing basketball in the Senior Olympics, to working women who get up before dawn to row on the Potomac River. Robert Lipsyte, writing inThe New York Times, said, “For a wider look at the obstacles and opportunities facing the emergent female athlete, read, Playing Like a Girl. Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD, founder of the Women's Sports Medicine Center Hospital for Special Surgery and team physician, U.S. Rowing Team, called the book, “A wonderful compilation of personal stories and hard facts, which provide compelling evidence for the power of team sports in the development of strong and successful women.
Marian Betancourt was laughed at when she wanted to play basketball in high school, but her granddaughters are taken seriously as team athletes. She has been writing about women's issues most of her professional life and is the author ofWhat to Do When Love Turns Violent: A Practical Resource for Women in Abusive Relationships. Betanco...
Title:Playing Like A Girl: Transforming Our Lives Through Team SportsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:Open Road DistributionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:150403693X

ISBN - 13:9781504036931