Gender Inequity in Sport: A Focus on Ice Hockey

It is no secret that sports have been, both historically and traditionally, built for and played by men.  “Males competed, coached, organized, publicized, owned, announced, wagered on, and watched sports in virtual exclusion from females” (Lumpkin, Stoll, and Beller, 2012, p. 120).  Society and culture have deemed human traits such as assertiveness, dominance, toughness, tenacity, and leadership … Continue reading Gender Inequity in Sport: A Focus on Ice Hockey

The Ethics of Fighting in Hockey: The Bertuzzi-Moore Incident

I use the example of the infamous Steve Moore-Todd Bertuzzi incident to illustrate how violence in hockey has evolved in the last 16 years.  In 2004 during a Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche game, Todd Bertuzzi of the Canucks grabbed Steve Moore’s jersey from behind while punching him.  The pair fell onto the ice with the full … Continue reading The Ethics of Fighting in Hockey: The Bertuzzi-Moore Incident