Is it defensible for women to play fewer sets than men in grand slam tennis?
Taylor and Francis
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Lacking in the philosophy of sport is discussion of the gendered numbers of sets played in Grand Slam tennis. We argue that the practice is indefensible. It can be upheld only through false beliefs about women or repressive femininity ideals. It treats male tennis players unfairly in forcing them to play more sets because of their sex. Its ideological consequences are pernicious, since it reinforces the respective identifications of the female and male with physical limitation and heroism. Both sexes have compelling reason to reject the practice.
Journal of the Philosophy of Sport;
Davis, P. and Edwards, L. (2017) 'Is it defensible for women to play fewer sets than men in grand slam tennis?', Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 44(3), pp.388-407
This article was published in Journal of the Philosophy of Sport on 25 September 2017, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00948705.2017.1380950
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