Story: Gender inequalities

New look for sportswomen (2nd of 2)

New look for sportswomen

By the end of the 20th century sportswomen were no longer expected to fight their clothes as well as their opponents. This is Silver Fern Laura Langman playing netball against the Australian Diamonds in 2008. Her clothing is minimised, designed to assist rather than inhibit movement.

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Anne Else, 'Gender inequalities - Sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28659/new-look-for-sportswomen (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Anne Else, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Jun 2018