EQ: How are women’s athletics treated differently than men’s athletics and why does the difference matter?
Guest: Maya Smorodinsky, English Professor at Shoreline Community College and Ultimate Frisbee aficionado.
From basic rules to the difference between "mixed" and not-mixed leagues, Maya breaks down the mysterious world of ultimate frisbee. Most importantly, we talk about the relationship between the sport and social justice including discussing the privilege of male athletes in creating space for sports like ultimate (pro leagues), unconscious bias on the field (you can’t get better if no one passes to you), and how all-women leagues develop leadership. Furthermore, we realize that Ultimate is a metaphor for education!
Some things to read:
- Ultimate for Dummies
- Equity in Mixed Ultimate
- Age Up in South Seattle: athletic and leadership empowerment for youth of color
- The Sky is Red documentary; Follow on Twitter @skyisredfilm
- Upwind Ultimate
- Annie: frozen packaged food! Terrible for the environment, but so convenient.
- Hope: Vampire Diaries. Irresistible TRASH.
- Maya: consumerism. Also, television!
Do Your Fudging Homework:
- Hope: go look up some of the great resources and information Maya brought to share.
- Annie: “We Must Change the Narrative Around Women’s Sports” by Sally Bergeson at Outdoor Magazine.
- Maya: donate to Age Up!