The podcast for The Sports Ethicist Show: Women Playing Football is available for download.
The videos of 9-year-old Samantha Gordon playing football created a Youtube sensation that made it to ESPN’s First Take. The commentators, including regulars Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith, argued against girls playing football with the boys. In this episode of The Sports Ethicist, Dr. Joan Forry joins with host Dr. Shawn Klein to discuss whether women should play American football. They also get into the general issue of whether there out to be more sex-integration in sport and what the effects of that might be.
Original Air Date: July 22, 2013 on Rockford College Radio.
- Samantha Brown Video
- ESPN’s First Take segment on Samantha Brown
- International Association for the Philosophy of Sport Conference
- Playing With the Boys: Why Separate is Not Equal in Sports by Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano