47 min

How American culture shaped gymnastics Benched

    • Sports

UNC History Professor Matthew Andrews and UNC Gymnast Emery Summey join Benched Host Jules Micchia to take us back in time and draw parallels between the beginning of women in sports to the state of gymnastics today. First, was gymnastics and figure skating created to preserve feminism (7:02) or fight feminism (25:23)? We cover everything from seduction in gymnastics (17:27) to the microscope female gymnasts of color are placed under (29:20). Later, how the Larry Nassar scandal exploits larger problems in athlete-coach relationships (41:15).

UNC History Professor Matthew Andrews and UNC Gymnast Emery Summey join Benched Host Jules Micchia to take us back in time and draw parallels between the beginning of women in sports to the state of gymnastics today. First, was gymnastics and figure skating created to preserve feminism (7:02) or fight feminism (25:23)? We cover everything from seduction in gymnastics (17:27) to the microscope female gymnasts of color are placed under (29:20). Later, how the Larry Nassar scandal exploits larger problems in athlete-coach relationships (41:15).

47 min

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