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Rousey bares all under cover of paint - Sport - NZ Herald News

Kiwi artist Joanne Gair is behind the Ronda Rousey body paint masterpiece that is driving the internet crazy. - New Zealand Herald
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Kerre McIvor: Seas, sunsets and sexism - Sport - NZ Herald News

Chris Gayle's comments to a sports reporter in Australia this week created quite a stir. - New Zealand Herald
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The inspiring story of how Venus Williams helped win equal pay for women players at Wimbledon

The inspiring story of how Venus Williams helped win equal pay for women players at Wimbledon | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
Until 2007, women champions at the legendary tennis tournament won a smaller cash prize than the men champions

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The appeal of 'extreme exercise'

The appeal of 'extreme exercise' | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
CrossFit, Bikram yoga, Tough Mudder ... 'flogging yourself' fitness is all the rage. But why?
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Winning too often? Time to swap sides - National - NZ Herald News

Winning too often? Time to swap sides - National - NZ Herald News | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
Auckland school children on a winning streak may have to play for the opposition if they're beating them by too many points. - New Zealand Herald
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Colleen McCullough: we'll celebrate a woman for anything, as long as it's not her talent | Rebecca Shaw

Colleen McCullough: we'll celebrate a woman for anything, as long as it's not her talent | Rebecca Shaw | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
The Australian’s obituary of Colleen McCullough is a sad reflection of how women’s lives are valued
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Sporting 'double standards'

Sporting 'double standards' | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
Is it OK to use the "smashed 'em" dangers of sports like cricket as a promotional tool?
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Dana Johannsen: Sports bodies copping out on violence - Sport - NZ Herald News

Dana Johannsen: Sports bodies copping out on violence - Sport - NZ Herald News | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
The recent outpouring of anger towards the NFL over its response to incidents of domestic violence involving players has been an exception rather than the norm in professional sport - New Zealand Herald

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Why kids quit sports | Active For Life

Why kids quit sports | Active For Life | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
Here are 4 important reasons why kids quit sports, from not having fun, to lacking the physical literacy skills they need to feel confident when they play.

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Elite athletes need to set a better example - The University of Auckland

Elite athletes need to set a better example - The University of Auckland | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
Dr David Mayeda of the Department of Sociology with Lisa Owen of One News talking about the influence that sport role models has on young people following the death of Kelston Boys High School student Stephen Dudley.

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Fans attracted to 'forbidden fruit' of violence - CNN.com

Fans attracted to 'forbidden fruit' of violence - CNN.com | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
When a football player flattens his opponent with a bone-crushing hit, the crowd leaps to its feet and roars approval. When hockey referees break up a fight, spectators often jeer. In the increasingly popular mixed martial arts competitions, bloodied and battered fighters can knee, elbow, and kick each other in the face.

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New study about what makes sports fun for kids finds that winning isn’t everything

New study about what makes sports fun for kids finds that winning isn’t everything | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
by VIcky Hallett, 22 July 2014 In the decade that Devon Mann has been playing soccer, there’s one specific day that stands out for the 17-year-old. The D.C. State Soccer Tournament was on the line,...
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MMA: Kids inspire mum on MMA mission - Sport - NZ Herald News

MMA: Kids inspire mum on MMA mission - Sport - NZ Herald News | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
It's time for mum to get back in the cage. - New Zealand Herald
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Family influence- what are the positive/negatives/interesting points of this situation?

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Paul Lewis: Chris Gayle stuck in the dark ages - Sport - NZ Herald News

Unless you've been orbiting the Earth for the last week or so, you'll be aware of West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle's lounge lizard approach to a female broadcaster live on TV in Australia - New Zealand Herald
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'Chris Gayle's done it to me, he's done it to several women' - Fox Sports reporter hits out at cricketer - Sport - NZ Herald News

He's done it before - that's the charge being levelled at Chris Gayle as he risks becoming seen as a serial offender in interviews with Australian female reporters. - New Zealand Herald
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Contradiction of running. Freedom or commercialisation?

Contradiction of running. Freedom or commercialisation? | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
One of the prominent messages within the burgeoning literature on running are its associations with the notions of freedom, empowerment, and escapism. These are founded on a number of underlying assumptions, which eulogise a pureness and simplicity about running.
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Black Sox struck out by TV and NZ apathy

It's time to hurl a few curveballs at the one-eyed Kiwi sporting public who refuse to acknowledge softball as a major sport.
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Has the wellness obsession gone too far?

Has the wellness obsession gone too far? | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
When health becomes a moral demand, society suffers, says a new book.
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Sex sells sex, not women in Australian sport

Sex sells sex, not women in Australian sport | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
Danielle Warby: Women in sport should be celebrated for their remarkable achievements, not looking good on the red carpet

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Matt Heath: Play fights a golden part of childhood - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Matt Heath: Play fights a golden part of childhood - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
I was sitting at the kitchen table on Thursday night happily eating my dinner when without warning my 5-year-old son slit my throat. I was saved only by the fact it was a plastic knife - New Zealand Herald

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Dean Roulston's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:12 PM

Interesting perspective and some useful links to violence in sport Schol Spec

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Sporting Violence: The Injuries

Sporting Violence: The Injuries | Societal influences on physical activity | Scoop.it
The following is the first in a three-part series examining violence in sports, and its role in society. We all know the benefits sports bring to our world...

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Dean Roulston's comment, October 6, 2014 12:24 AM
Click on the Authors name for parts 2 and 3
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Violence and Aggression in Sports: An In-Depth Look (Part Three)

Here is the final installment of my work, "Violence and Aggression in Sports." Thanks to all who have been following along, I hope you have enjoyed this in-depth look at a disturbing trend...

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Dean Roulston's curator insight, October 6, 2014 12:20 AM

Click on the authors name for a link to parts one and two

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A Fat Girl Dancing: Talk Dirty to Me (Jason Derulo) - YouTube

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