Kane takes on media portrayal of female athletes in The Nation
Mary Jo Kane, Kinesiology professor and director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is a featured columnist in a special issue of The Nation magazine devoted to the role and impact of sports in U.S. culture.
In this month's issue, titled "Views from Left Field," Kane's column presents a compelling critique of sport media related to the portrayal of female athletes and the notion of "sex sells," complete with a slide show illustrating her arguments. Kane's analysis is based on a research study she conducted with her advisee, Heather Maxwell (Ph.D. '09), and published in the Journal of Sport Management in May 2011.
Additional historical background and a slide show of media portrayals is available on the website of the Tucker Center.