Boycott? Strike? What exactly is the PWHPA doing?

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE cliquer ici. “Labor’s two great weapons in industrial competition are the strike and the boycott.” (Strikes and Boycotts, 1921) From the moment #ForTheGame was announced on May 2nd, 2019, the term “boycott” was quickly deployed to describe the PWHPA’s actions. Outlets from the National Post to Sportsnet, and Sports Illustrated to The Athletic have…

Boycott? Grève? Que fait la PWHPA exactement?

For the English version click here. « Les deux grandes armes du travail dans la compétition industrielle sont la grève et le boycott. » (Strikes and Boycotts, 1921) Du moment où #ForTheGame a été annoncé le 2 mai 2019, le terme « boycott » a été rapidement employé pour décrire les actions de la PWHPA. Du National Post à…

Guest Post: Bilingual my butt / Bilingue mes fesses

Barbara Ravel (@BarbaraRavel1), PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality issues in sport. She’s a former hockey player and represented France on the international stage in the late 1990s. She once shared the ice with Jayna Hefford, Vicky Sunohara, and the…

Guest Post: A Green Arm Band is a Target, Not a Solution

Madison Danford (@maddydanford) is a first year PhD student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is working with Dr. Courtney Szto in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies in the socio-cultural stream. Madison is interested in hockey, gender, intersectionality, nationalism and identity. Her Master’s thesis examined the experiences of women ice hockey officials…

Keeping the Dream Alive: Toronto Dream Gap Tour 2020

The PWHPA’s Dream Gap Tour rolled into Toronto for another showcase on January 11th and 12th, this time sponsored by Secret deodorant. This weekend was definitely a more intense version of the first showcase with more teams, games, venues, and peripheral events, all hoping to draw as many spectators and viewers to women’s hockey as…

Meghan Agosta and the Stolen Jersey

‘Twas a few days before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; Hockey gear was drying slowly on the floor; When a surprise package from Meghan Agosta arrived at the door. Right before the Christmas of 2017, my teammate Bonnie had her house broken into in Vancouver.…