‘Man up’ and the fine lines of masculinity and commitment

The final of Wimbledon and Federer’s historic eighth Wimbledon win. But somehow this was overshadowed by Cilic being ‘weak’ and ‘pathetic’. People tore Cilic apart for crying on court, as devastation hit him because he couldn’t play to his very best. And then came ‘Man up’. People calling for him to show his masculinity, all…… Continue reading ‘Man up’ and the fine lines of masculinity and commitment

Battle of the sexes, a never ending cycle?

1973, the year Billie Jean King was challenged to a ‘battle of the sexes’, fought for equality on the tennis court and triumphed. And yet, 34 years later and the strength of the women’s game is still being questioned, seemingly to assert male dominance within sport. John McEnroe, making an argument with little meaning, stated…… Continue reading Battle of the sexes, a never ending cycle?