• Blog

    Tender thoughts on hockey and masculinity

    Is it possible to separate the pleasures of pro sports from a masculinity that is rooted in the degradation of women and queer people?

  • Magazine

    One game at a time: why sports matter

    In his new book, Matt Hern argues that “sports offers us an arena where we can resist neoliberal logics and bodily encounter liberatory ideals.”

  • Magazine

    ‘One of the girls’

    As the sport gains popularity and leagues attract increasingly diverse members, the question of how to include trans women has sparked important conversations and at times led to divisions.

  • Magazine

    “The best game you can name”

    Fifteen thousand people pack the seats of the sold-out MTS Centre in Winnipeg. They cheer wildly as the home team Jets rush the puck up through the neutral zone. Cheers erupt louder still as shots are fired on goal, bodies slammed brutally into boards, and pucks are buried deep in the visitor’s net.