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The frailty myth : women approaching physical equality

Author: Colette Dowling
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Frailty Myth presents new evidence that girls are weaned from the use of their bodies even before they begin school. By adolescence, their strength and aerobic powers have started to decline unless the girls are exercising vigorously - and most aren't. By sixteen, they have already lost bone density and turned themselves into prime candidates for osteoporosis. They have also been deprived of motor stimulation  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dowling, Colette.
Frailty myth.
New York : Random House, ©2000
(OCoLC)655044983
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colette Dowling
ISBN: 0375502351 9780375502354
OCLC Number: 43599153
Description: xxvii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
One : Frailty myth --
Before frailty ; Behold the cult of invalidism ; Masculinity crisis ; Out of confinement ; Shattering the menstrual myth --
Two : Incredible shrinking woman --
Becoming feminine : the gender effect ; Learned weakness ; Throwing like a guy : the mystique of innate ability ; Comparisons (or, are we fated to be weaker?) ; Shrinking bodies, shrinking brains --
Three : Getting them out of the doll corner --
Perceived physical competence ; Coaching factor ; Dad factor ; Crossing the swinging rope bridge : programs for change --
Four : Endangered bodies --
Shrinking self-image ; Adolescence : the crisis years ; Entering the war zone ; Double bind --
Five : Can I play? : the struggle to get into the game --
Title IX, or, the fight for a physical education ; Suing for the right to play ; Admission into the ultimate game : the Olympics ; Winning as we'd never imagined ; Abominable sex tests ; Media, marketing, and the new female contender --
Six : Closing the strength gap --
Men's fear of women's strength ; Myth of the mannish woman ; New ways of assessing performance ; Backlash ; Estrogen effect ; New physical woman ; Going the distance --
Seven : Physical equality : the final stage --
Physical assault : keeping women down ; Trauma : Freud's little detour ; Dangerous lessons in passive resistance ; Fighting back ; Unlearning passivity --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Colette Dowling.
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"The Frailty Myth presents new evidence that girls are weaned from the use of their bodies even before they begin school. By adolescence, their strength and aerobic powers have started to decline unless the girls are exercising vigorously - and most aren't. By sixteen, they have already lost bone density and turned themselves into prime candidates for osteoporosis. They have also been deprived of motor stimulation that is essential for brain growth."--Jacket.

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