Girls Who Lift


Why are many women scared of weightlifting? Cristen and Caroline flex the gendered history of women lifting heavy things and debunk the myth that girls who lift will bulk up.

Episode sources:

"5 Myths About Women Weightlifters." http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2014/12/17/5-myths-about-women-weightlifters

"All Women Should Lift Weights." http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/03/23/all-women-should-lift-weights

"Center Ring: Katie Sandwina and the Construction of Celebrity." http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/IGH/IGH1001/IGH1001c.pdf

"#LiftLikeAGirl: Why women weightlifting is the fitness trend that's here to stay." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11694021/British-weightlifting-Womens-weights-are-here-to-stay.html

"Singapore's 1940s teenage weightlifting beauty queen." http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33750637

"The Origins of Weight Training for Female Athletes in North America." http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/IGH/IGH0202/IGH0202c.pdf

"Why Aren't More Women Lifting Weights?" http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/health/women-lifting-weights/

Academic insights:

"Not Simply Women's Bodybuilding: Gender and the Female Competition Categories." Hunter, Sheena A. Georgia State University. http://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1031&context=wsi_theses2013.

Topics in this Podcast: exercise, body image, health