Sandy Wells talks to The F Word about how treating 'hypoandrogenism' in female athletes is representative of the current state of systematic sexism in sport. She argues that combating these practices needs to go beyond understanding sex and gender as a biological myth and right to the core of supremacist thinking.
Sandy Wells is a PhD student in the department of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. She works with the topic of sex and gender in sport to think about the role of the body in mediating the relationship between biology and society. Before coming to UBC, Sandy completed a Master's degree at U of T, worked at an NGO interested in neurotrauma prevention in Toronto, and worked as a senior researcher at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Beginning in September 2012, Sandy will be working from Durham University in the U.K. as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sex, Gender, and Sexualities.
Interview by Ellie Gordon-Moershel.
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