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Eat. Sweat. Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives
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Eat. Sweat. Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives (Paperback)

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What does it mean to be a sporty woman in the 21st century? From the launch of Net-A-Sporter, serving up sports clothing for fashionistas, to the introduction of #plankie as the new Instagram selfie for yoga bunnies; exercise for women has finally gone mainstream. But if sweating has never been so hot for female celebrities, then why are there still so many obstacles for girls and women when it comes to sport? Why do girls still hate school sports lessons? Why is sport consistently defined as male territory, with TV cameras replicating the male gaze as they search out the most beautiful women in the crowd? Will women ever flock to watch football, rugby and boxing in their millions? Or turn up to the park with friends for a Sunday morning kickabout? How long do we have to wait to see the first multi-millionaire female footballer or basketball player? Eat Sweat Play is an engaging and inspirational work by sports writer Anna Kessel.



LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: sport & leisureSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreation Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 16/06/2016 ISBN-13: 9781509808090  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Anna Kessel is a sports journalist, acclaimed author and vocal campaigner on equality in sport. A rare example of a female journalist in her field, Anna published Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Your Life (Macmillan) in 2016, a passionate polemic aimed at bringing sport to the female masses. A Guardian and Observer journalist since 2004, Anna has covered three Olympic Games, several World Cups, Euros and World Championships, and interviewed some of the biggest stars in global sport. Anna is also an experienced ghostwriter, working with a number of high profile sports stars, including an award winning football column. Co-founder and chair of Women in Football (WiF), an organization lobbying against sexism in the game and championing female role models, The Independent described her as a "fearless adversary of sexism" in their list of the 50 Most Influential Women in Sport. Anna regularly contributes to TV and radio. In 2016 Anna was awarded an MBE for services to journalism and women in sport. She is mother to two daughters.

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A thorough, inspiring, witty, honest and long overdue look at women and sport. I urge you to read the synopsis and then buy this book. You don't have to think of yourself as 'sporty'. Hell, you don't even have to be a woman.  And you'll get your money's worth - I've read it twice already and I'm not ruling out a third time.

Janette, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 01/07/2016

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