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Pride tape: Real change or rainbow washing?

On Sunday, the Edmonton Oilers took to the ice for their annual skills competition with rainbow coloured “pride tape” in support of LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer) communities and players. The tape was launched in late 2015 by the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) with the following approach: How can the hockey world…

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Hockey While Asian: Personal reflections

Paul Kariya. Steve Kariya. Richard Park. Devon Setoguchi. Brandon Yip. Andong Song. Vicki Sunohara. Julie Chu. That’s about it isn’t it? All of the Asian hockey players of any consequence who have played at a high level?  Maybe I a missed a couple but you get the point – Asian’s don’t exactly have a storied…

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Weekly Links: Gender and the Alex Galchenyuk domestic violence case; Japanese women in the CWHL; Revisiting the “Punch-up in Piešťany”; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! Montreal Canadiens player Alex Galchenyuk was allegedly attacked by his girlfriend, who was arrested on domestic violence charges. Paul Wheeler has an insightful look at how Galchenyuk has been treated (spoiler: misogynistic insults and questions about his sexuality and…

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Camouflage jerseys: In support of, what exactly?

*Cross posted on The Rabbit Hole. I have noticed that the new National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) has been showing a lot of military appreciation on its Twitter feed recently. If you like women’s hockey and supporting the troops, it seems they have a jersey for you: I wrote a piece in 2012 about the increasing…

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Weekly Links: Steve Montador’s family sues the NHL; Patrick O’Sullivan talks about his abusive father; the NWHL get its first corporate sponsor; and more.

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! If you haven’t read Patrick O’Sullivan’s piece for [The Player’s Tribune] about his experiences as a victim of child abuse, stop what you are doing and read it RIGHT NOW. It is extremely poignant, reflective, and a necessary conversation.…

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#isupport88: The reproduction of rape culture

*Warning: explicit language included in this post. Chicago sports journalist/broadcaster Julie DiCaro has come under recent fire for her reporting of the Patrick Kane case.  She received a litany of abusive tweets and death threats from the Kane supporters, and one rather specific tweet about her movements that forced her to briefly stay away from her office for fear…