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Saturday, November 9 • 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Theorizing and Narrativizing #MeToo and Gender Violence in Sport Culture

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Created in 2006 by social activist Tarana Burke, #MeToo resurfaced in the fall of 2017 as women and men took to social media to offer support as survivors of sexual misconduct -- online and offline harassment, sexual assault, and rape. The hashtag came to symbolize resistance against a culture that has enabled sexual misconduct in a variety of contexts, which include the world of sport, the most prominent case of which was that of Larry Nassar, team doctor for the U.S. Gymnastics team. Scholars are encouraged to submit abstracts for papers that deepen and challenge our understanding of how phenomena that include, but are not limited to, rape culture and toxic masculinity inform (and are informed by) instances of sexual misconduct in sporting and physical culture. Papers that investigate the ways in which sportspeople have negotiated their own experiences with sexual misconduct -- and mediated representations thereof -- are also highly encouraged.

Presenters:
Kathryn Shea & Pamela Laucella
Guy Harrison
Angela Hattery, Earl Smith & Amanda Thomashow

Saturday November 9, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm EST
Spotswood Arms