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Breaking the Mould : Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport - Angela Pippos

Breaking the Mould

Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport

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Published: 1st February 2017
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Sport is integral to Australian life and identity, and we’re rightly proud of our sporting achievements. But less glorious is the fact that, when it comes to the games we play, half of the population doesn’t get a look-in. According to the latest statistics, 81 per cent of sports media covers male-only sport, while just 8.7 per cent focuses on women. That’s right – horses got more attention than female athletes! Pick any sport and it’s easy to find examples of stark gender inequality and double standards so glaring that they’re almost laughable.

But an extraordinary transformation is taking place, and nobody is better placed to call it than veteran sports journalist Angela Pippos. In Breaking the Mould, Pippos charts a powerful awakening across Australian life; from suburban footy fields to stadium cage fights, female athletes are changing the status quo through fierce determination and undeniable performances.

Through candid and often hilarious personal tales from a life spent in and around sport, Pippos calls out the systems that have kept women on the sidelines, and challenges us to keep working towards a level playing field where any young woman can become her sporting best.

Review by Ilse Scheepers

Love it or hate it, sport is a great Australian past time. But watch the sports news on any random day, and the overwhelming majority of coverage is dedicated to men's sport. In fact, only 8.1% of sports media coverage focuses on women.

Angela Pippos is, as her subtitle so wonderfully puts it, taking a hammer to sexism in sport, and well past time. Pippos has meticulously crafted a book that is in turn blistering, discomforting and bold.

About the Author

Angela Pippos is a journalist, writer, television and radio presenter, film producer and public speaker based in Melbourne.

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    Comments about Breaking the Mould:

    This book is engaging and informative. Being from New Zealand I have loved being able to read about relateable examples and issues in sports that are closely linked with NZ (rather than a lot of the American or European based books). Pippos' passion and enthusiasm for her subject shines through, and her lived experiences add to the examples that she uses. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will no doubt read it several times.

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    ISBN: 9781925344585
    ISBN-10: 1925344584
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 288
    Published: 1st February 2017
    Publisher: Affirm Press
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 0.39
    Edition Number: 1