31 min

S4E5: The Problem With Perfect Strong Opinions Loosely Held

    • Society & Culture

Ballet, figure skating and gymnastics are sports with some of the most vigorous physical and psychological training regimes and yet they’re often dismissed because the star athletes are young women in leotards with big smiles and sparkles, striving for perfection. What does our lack of respect for these athletes say about how our culture treats young women? To get some answers, I talk to award winning sports journalist, Joan Ryan, and American Ballet Theater principal dancer, Isabella Boylston.

Have strong opinions? Let's hear 'em!
Instagram: @popculturepirate
Twitter: @popcultpirate
Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld


 
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Ballet, figure skating and gymnastics are sports with some of the most vigorous physical and psychological training regimes and yet they’re often dismissed because the star athletes are young women in leotards with big smiles and sparkles, striving for perfection. What does our lack of respect for these athletes say about how our culture treats young women? To get some answers, I talk to award winning sports journalist, Joan Ryan, and American Ballet Theater principal dancer, Isabella Boylston.

Have strong opinions? Let's hear 'em!
Instagram: @popculturepirate
Twitter: @popcultpirate
Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld


 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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