Our September 2016 podcast takes a look at women in sports on the heels of the Olympic games, and increasing changes in our society’s standards for sex-based participation. Elizabeth McKeown discusses those guidelines in our feature story. We also hear a brand new song from Ali Bee relevant to the topic, and Sekhmet She-Owl speaks with Professor Susan Basow regarding the perception of women as strong athletes. Plus, some very important headlines by Nile Pierce. With your help, we can get women’s voices heard– please share far and wide.
Susan Basow is a social/clinical psychologist with a special focus on gender and the Charles A Dana Professor of Psychology at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. She is also a member of the college’s Women and Gender Studies Advisory Committee. Her research interests include the effects of gender on people’s perceptions of others, women’s body ideals, and homophobia in women and men.