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Women’s surfing riding wave towards gender equity

  • Written by Holly Thorpe, Associate Professor in Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, University of Waikato
Women’s surfing riding wave towards gender equityProfessional female surfers have been advocating for decades for equal pay, access to events, visibility and sponsorship.Ed Sloane / EPA, CC BY-ND

The World Surfing League recently became the first US-based global sporting league to offer equal pay to male and female competitors.

In a Facebook post, the league announced that women surfers will...

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