Frailty Myth Redefining the Physical Potential of Women and Girls

ISBN-10: 0375758151
ISBN-13: 9780375758157
Edition: 2000 (Reprint)
Authors: Colette Dowling
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Description: In this book, Colette Dowling shows how girls are weaned from the use of their bodies even before they begin school. By adolescence, girls' strength and aerobic powers start to decline, unless they are exercising vigorously.

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

In this book, Colette Dowling shows how girls are weaned from the use of their bodies even before they begin school. By adolescence, girls' strength and aerobic powers start to decline, unless they are exercising vigorously.

The author of numerous books, including The Cinderalla Complex, which has been in print since its 1981 publication. She lives in Woodstock, New York.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Frailty Myth
Before Frailty
Behold the Cult of Invalidism
The Masculinity Crisis
Out of Confinement
Shattering the Menstrual Myth
The 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
Getting Them Out of the Doll Corner
Perceived Physical Competence
The Coaching Factor
The Dad Factor
Crossing the Swinging Rope Bridge: Programs for Change
Endangered Bodies
Shrinking Self-Image
Adolescence: The Crisis Years
Entering the War Zone
Double Bind
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
The Abominable Sex Tests
Media, Marketing, and the New Female Contender
Closing the Strength Gap
Men's Fear of Women's Strength
The Myth of the "Mannish" Woman
New Ways of Assessing Performance
The Backlash
The Estrogen Effect
The New Physical Woman
Going the Distance
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
Notes
Index
Reader's Guide

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