Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

This Sporting Life

306

Published on

Published in: Sports, News & Politics
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
306
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. THIS SPORTING LIFE WHY? WHAT? WHEN? FASHION?
  • 2. A STORY OF SOCIAL EMACIPATION OF WOMEN THROUGH SPORT
    • 1976 Olympics
    • 1984 Olympics
    • A tale of class, education and turn-around
  • 3. SPORTS GO BACK A LONG WAY
    • ORIGINAL OLYMPIC GAMES. ALTHOUGH EVEN THE MARATHON HAD A ‘MAKE OVER’
    • AND SOME GAMES WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW THEY WERE PLAYED: CAMBOCK
    • AND SOME ‘WHO KNOWS’ (WAGERING ON MEXICAN FOOTBALL
  • 4. OLYMPIC GAMES WERE OF COURSE A BIT ARDUOUS ON THE WEAKER SEX
    • Women's events were first held in the Olympic Games in 1928
    • Ist Female Gold Elizabeth Robinson USA, Fanny Rosenfeld 2 nd (6 Competitors)
    • 1948 Only USA Gold ALICE COACHMAN
  • 5. BUT MOST EARLY SPORTS WE KNOW ABOUT PREPARED MEN FOR WAR
    • HORSES AND LANCES
    • ARCHERY (LOWER CLASS
    • SWORDPLAY (WOODEN SWORDS)
  • 6. ARISTOCRATIC WOMEN FOLLOWED THE SAME SPORTS HUNTING AND HAWKING GELS
  • 7. AS FOR THE POOR: THE MASS OF THE POPULATION Dog and Cock fighting
    • REALLY UNRECORDED AS NOT BEING IMPORTANT.
    • LIFE WAS HARD, NASTY AND BLOODY: AND SO WERE THEIR SPORTING OCCUPATIONS
    • WE GET GLIMPSES IN WRITINGS AND IMAGES
    • A SOCIETY WHERE ANIMALS WERE REGARDED AS MAN’S TOYS AND PEOPLE WERE FIT AND HEALTHY, INFIRM OR MAD, OR DEAD EARLY
  • 8. SOME LIKE BREUGAL GIVE US MORE THAN A GLIMPSE
  • 9. 1612 Cotswold Olympiks And Badger baiting – rat catching
  • 10. “Revolting Exhibition Among Pennsylvania Miners (1900)
  • 11. OR A REAL TREAT
    • A GOOD PUBLIC EXECUTION
    • PARTICULARLY WHEN IT WAS:
    • a) A MASS EXECUTION
    • b) WOMEN
    • c) COMBINATION OF ABOVE
    • THE ATMOSPHERE OF A MODERN SPORTING EVENT WITH FOOD SOLD, FAVOURS SOLD AND HUGE AMOUNT OF GAMBLING.
  • 12. FOR THE ELITE: ROWING BECAME A SPORT
  • 13. FOR THE MASSES IT WAS WORK: EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE THE OLDEST SPORTING EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA 1930 Women’s winners 1890 View
  • 14. AND FOR SOME WORKING PEOPLE IT WAS NOT SPORT, IT WAS LIFE OR DEATH. AND NO PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT EITHER
  • 15. FOOTBALL GREW UP AS A KIND OF MASS RIOT
    • Butt dyke, adjacent to the Nottingham Castle, was the archery practice ground, and it was by statute that young lads had to practice archery as an art of war. But over the years football proved a diversion. Edward II in 1314 and later Richard II in 1377 prohibited football, along with quoits, dicing.
    • In the 'The Anatomy of Abuses in the Realm of England' of 1583, the author classed football as a 'devilish pastime . . . more a bloody and murdering practice than a fellowly sport or pastime.' Henry VIII and Elizabeth I attempted to suppress football but it still flourished.
  • 16. IN SOME PLACES IT IS EVEN VERY GENTEEL
    • unchecked mayhem seemed to be the overall object of the games, some played over miles of countryside, pitting entire villages of men and women (numbering in the hundreds) against each other in days-long matches. Crippling injuries were often the result, along with at least one papal dispensation issued to one player who accidentally killed an opponent.
  • 17. WHEREAS TENNIS HAD A ROYAL BACKGROUND
    • SHAKESPEARE HENRY V:
      • When we have match’d our rackets to these balls
      • We will in France, by God’s grace, play a set
      • Shall strike his father’s crown into the hazard.
      • Tell him he hath made a match with such a wrangler
      • That all the courts in France will be disturb’d with chases!
    • he is essentially challenging his cousin the Dauphin to a Court Tennis match with France as the prize. Little wonder that the sport became known as the "Game of Kings.“
    • TENNIS = TEVEZ (TAKE IT)
  • 18. AND BECAME THE GAME OF THE EDWARDIAN LEISURE CLASS
    • WIMBLEDON established in 1875 by the Marylebone Cricket Club.
    • Established in the USA by Forest Hills Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club.
  • 19. WITH SUITABLE FOUNDATIONS 1897
  • 20. BUT TAKEN OVER BY HUSSY’S AND YANKEE CARPETBAGGERS 1884 First Wimbledon Ladies
    • Up to 1870s played in dresses with trains.
    • No concession made to fashion. Hooks in dressing room to change ones corsets.
    • Shock 1 1906 Mary Sutton (USA) rolled up her sleeves
    • Shock 2 1919, Suzanne Lenglen played in calf length dress, Bandeau and no corsets. The English champion Dot Ryan took the whalebone out of her stays.
    • Shock 3 Alice Marble 1932 played in shorts and bare legs.
  • 21. BUT IT WAS JUST DAMN BAD FORM TO BE ATHLETIC
    • Vogue 1930 The modest gracefulness of the British girls was in marked contrast to the masculine style of the American players.
    • 1934 Britain won the Whiteman Cup The Times: A triumph for skirts over shorts.
  • 22. AFTER ALL SPORTING EXERTION CAN HARM FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS
  • 23. SO CERTAIN SPORTS FOR WOMEN CONTINUED TO BE CLASS BASED
  • 24. WITH SOME RISQUE EXCEPTIONS
  • 25. WHILE THE WORKING CLASSES CONTINUED ON THEIR VIOLENT WAY ‘MILLING AROUND’
  • 26. AND MEN WERE SOMETIMES VIOLENT TOO
    • Women’s bare knuckle fighting, stripped to the waist for money with gambling on the outcome.
    • London: First-staged women fights. The women would punch, use their feet and knee lifting/kicking to all parts of their opponents body. They also could maul, scratch and throw. This resulted in serious injury for either or both fighters. In other reports, in London in 1722 at the Boarded House, near what is now Oxford Circus, Elizabeth Wilkinson, the Cockney Championess, defeated Martha Jones.
  • 27. WOMEN’S SPORTING ACTIVITIES WAS MOVED ON BY TWO UNRELATED DEVELOPMENTS (1)
    • Although not good for women’s internal organs a huge movement for cycling. Freedom of movement, exercise and changes in dress to prevent skirts catching in the wheels.
  • 28. SOME OF THE ‘RATIONAL DRESS’ PROPOSALS DID NOT FIND MUCH FAVOUR WITH CYCLING WOMEN -Dr Mary Walker CMO – Marietta Stow 1884 ran for California Gov. – Dr Harriet Austin 1865 – Dr Lydia Hasbrouk
  • 29. EXTENSION OF PRIVATE AND HIGHER EDUCATION TO WOMEN
  • 30. 1902 Smith College
  • 31. HOCKEY AND ATHLETIC DRESS (IT STARED AS A WILD GAELIC GAME)
  • 32. IT COULD BE MY SCHOOL
    • Ist International England v Ireland 1897 played in long skirts, boaters, collars and ties.
    • GYM SLIP introduced by Madam Bergman a Swedish teacher. But with black stockings and liberty bodice
  • 33. ONE TRANSPLANTED SPORT THRIVED IN THE NEW WORLD – BUT I DON’T THINK IT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH COOPERS-TOWN
    • STOOLBALL
    • Women have been enjoying some form of baseball for centuries. The predecessor to baseball, stoolball, was apparently invented by milkmaids who used their stools as bats and targets. There is some debate as to how early it began, but it was documented as early as 1450. Stoolball is still played by women in Sussex, England, but no longer with milking stools.
    • STOOL is the old West of England name for a tree stump. When men played an adaptation called cricket they replaced the milking stool with a sheep hurdle called a wicket.
  • 34. THOSE PILGRIMS
    • In the 1800’s people began to recognize the importance of exercise and encouraged women to participate in sports. Women’s baseball clubs were formed at Vassar College in 1866, at Smith College in 1879, and Mount Holyoke College in 1891. Their long skirts were sometimes a hindrance, as a fielder would often get tripped up in her own dress. An instruction booklet at Vassar encouraged the women to use their skirts as makeshift backstops by spreading their legs, citing the technique as “the only safe way to stop a ball.”
  • 35. SO SPORTING LADIES HAVE COME A LONG WAY
  • 36. AND GIRLS ARE ONCE AGAIN PUNCHING EACH OTHERS LIGHTS OUT
  • 37. TWO OTHER INTERESTING DEVELOPMENTS
    • THE HUGE RISE OF SPORTS CLOTHES AS FASHION ITEMS
  • 38. AND THE RISE OF AN UNFIT SECTION OF YOUNG PEOPLE WEARING THEM?
  • 39. AND ELITE WOMENS SPORT BECOMING SHOW BUSINESS RATHER THAN JUST ATHLETIC
  • 40. MMMMM
  • 41. THIS SPORTING LIFE WHY? WHAT? WHEN? FASHION?

×