Women in Sport

Women & Sport

The Australian Sports Commission [http://www.ausport.gov.au/]

Looks at the area of 'women and sport' [http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/women/about] to address gender and equality issues and provides resources from the Women and Sport Unit including factsheets on:

A History of Women and Sport in Australia

Women in the Olympics [http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/women/issues/olympics]

Issues involved with Women and Sport

[http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/women/issues] such as:

The Media and Women’s Sport
Looks at the amount of coverage that women’s sport receives in the media

Includes references to many items the WSRC has available including:
•Cahn, S, Coming on strong, Cambridge Ma., Harvard University Press, 1994.
•Creedon, P, Women, media and sport: Challenging gender values, California, Sage,1989.
•Nelson, M, The stronger women get the more men love football, New York, Brace,1994.
•Phillips, MG, An illusory image: a report on the media coverage and portrayal of women's sport in Australia, Canberra, Australian Sports Commission, 1997.
•Stell, M, Half the race: A history of Australian women in sport, Sydney, 1991.

Reports WSRC holds includes:
•Invisible games: A report on the media coverage of women's sport , Aussie Sport Action , Canberra, Australian Sports Commission, 1994.
•Women, sport and the media , a report to the Federal Government from the Working Group on Women in Sport, Australian Sports Commission, Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1985.

Sexploitation [http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/women/issues/sexploitation]
Looks at the sexualisation of women athletes

Body image [http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/women/issues/image]
and sports clothing [http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/women/issues/attire]
and eating disorders [http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/women/issues/osteo]

Transgender issues in sport [http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/women/issues/transgender]

Pregnancy in Sport - Guidelines for the Australian Sporting Industry [http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/women/resources/pregnancy]

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)fact sheets [http://www.sma.org.au/information/women_in_sport.asp on women, sport and health issues include:
• Premenstrual Syndrome and the active woman
• Exercise in Pregnancy
• Exercise and well being after Pregnancy
• Nutrition for Sportswomen
• Keeping active during Menopause
• Exercise and Osteoporosis
• Contraception for active women
• Growing up with Exercise

Sport Industry Australia [http://www.sportforall.com.au]

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