Gender and Politics in the media

Geoff Calkins: So which one is the “weaker” sex at Olympics? Olympics football: Petition seeks gender equality for Japan women

Olympic Women Take Lead Role More than one week into the Summer Olympics, the headlines of the Games have had a certain “girl power” ring to them: American women win gold in gymnastics with one of the most flawless performances under pressure in Olympic history. The British women answer at the rowing venue at Eton Dorney. A Saudi Arabian woman competes in the Olympics for the first time. Gymnast Gabby Douglas becomes the breakout U.S. star of the Games with the individual all-around title. Jessica Ennis draws the roar of a nation in winning the heptathlon at Olympic Stadium.

Geoff Calkins: So which one is the “weaker” sex at Olympics?
Memphis Commercial Appeal LONDON — I have seen the new face of American boxing. It wasn’t wearing makeup at the time. But it could have been, if it hadn’t just stepped out of the ring, fresh from pummeling the unfortunate Marina Volnova of Kazakhstan.

3 years after gender tests, South Africa’s Caster Semenya makes Olympic debut … Washington Post LONDON — Caster Semenya perched herself on a lane marker behind the start of the 800 meters and took a few moments to absorb what it feels like to be an Olympian.

Olympics football: Petition seeks gender equality for Japan women NDTV Tokyo: More than 20000 people have signed an online petition to demand Japan’s world champion women footballers be treated equally with their male counterparts when they fly home from the London Olympics.

India’s female wrestler pins gender stereotypes The 2012 Olympics are brimming with inspirational stories. As part of our Olympic coverage, each day will spotlight someone that inspires us — someone to root for.

Nicola Adams blasts through Olympic boxing’s gender barrier BBC Sport Nicola Adams blasts through Olympic boxing’s gender barrier. By Ben Dirs BBC Sport at ExCeL. While Nicola Adams was dancing like Sugar Ray into the history books, a tiny, silver-haired old lady was perched ringside, watching her every move like a hawk.

London Olympic Sexism Gender Issues Are Being Ignored During the 2012 Games PolicyMic Female athletes get disproportionately less airtime than their male colleagues, and as a rule receive far less corporate sponsorship as well. In a world that upholds gender equality as an underlying value, it appears that many of those involved in the 

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