Tag: Surfing

From surfing to tennis, sportswomen still face sexualised media coverage

Stories that objectify female sports stars often run under the guise of female empowerment. But branding some sports as sexy means womens talent is overlooked Last week a story about surfer Sophie Hellyer challenging the sexist nature of her sport was published across several newspapers. The headlines read that Hellyer was fed up with the […]

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Pipe dreams: life on the road in pursuit of surfing glory

Special report: At the start of a new series on the world of surfing, we join the circuit to discover the stories of precocious youngsters and battleworn veterans trying to make their way in the sport they love Sat in the trunk of her car in the sweltering midday sun, Freya Prumm is contentedly scraping […]

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