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Weekly Links: NWHL’s transgender policy; Hockey culture’s “inferiority complex”; Steve Downie critiques Don Cherry; and more

After a holiday hiatus, the Weekly Links are back! The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! The NWHL has released a comprehensive policy on transgender athletes competing in its league. Jen Neale breaks down the policy, which was crafted in consultation with You Can Play and…

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Weekly Links: Critiquing media coverage of Harrison Browne; Questioning violence in UK hockey; Marketing Auston Matthews; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! A really insightful and thoughtful critique of masculinity in hockey and media coverage on the announcement by  Harrison Browne, of the NWHL Buffalo Beauts, that he is a transgendered man. A really important read that is definitely worth your time…

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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…