Sportswork

The role of sports in the work place

Authored by: Michele R. Gregory

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415522533
eBook ISBN: 9780203121375
Adobe ISBN: 9781136326967

10.4324/9780203121375.ch44

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Abstract

The sports-fan thing at the White House could become annoying and … her relative indifference to athletics could be mildly alienating, [said one of President Obama’s female staffers] while another [female staffer] defended Obama’s “all-boys network,” adding that she recently hosted a baby shower for an administration official and that no men from the office were invited. She is comfortable with that—just as she is fine with never playing basketball with the president: That is just part of the culture here that I am excluded from, and I don’t care.

( Leibovich, 2009: p. A1)

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