Association Football ( Soccer ) is without contest the worlds most popular and profitable sport. Soccer was initially born in the UK 1863 when eleven representatives from London clubs and schools met at the Freemason’s Tavern to set up common fundamental rules to control the matches amongst themselves and formed the Football Association that later was divided into the Rugby Football and Association football (hence Soccer is an abbreviation of Association football).
Ballsports have of course been played for a very long time and myth has it that even the Olmecs (1200-400 BC) played ball in closed courts. In Tenochtitlan the ball court was reputedly a scene of brutality as the losing coach (or whole team) was sacrificed. The odds today are different of course, but still very high Continue reading
The list quickly become very long when looking at tall female celebrities. We are often reminded that there is no such thing as gender specific traits nor ethnicity, yet we all perceive there are definite, unmistakeable differences that exist despite what experts and theorists claim.
Of course, there are true cases of tall women and girls that look like boys. However, height and masculinity are not criteria we define as typical with the general characteristics of females. When we have public figures that display either or both of atypical gender signs such as masculinity or very tall stature, we might not censor such discriminatory thoughts as commonly advised but instead be critical and analyze what we observe. Continue reading
Not all sports are created equal, and ‘Real Tennis’ was once the passtime of Royal’s and the most popular sport in pre-revolution France. Tennis on grass was of course invented in England as a popular version of the original french game ‘Jeu de Paume’ which was initially played by hand. The meaning of ‘tennis’ is taken from the french expression ‘tenez’ which means to hold and more specifically ‘here you are’ when playing on a court. Continue reading
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”
— Madeleine Albright (1937 – )
Most of the research into EGI is made through imagery and visual support. We are more visual than ever before as images literally surround us and are in our living rooms, on our computers and in our pockets and hands with smartphones and iPads. Continue reading
Elite Gender Inversion is very much linked to social status and hierarchy and one of the countries that still perpetuate tradition in an important way is England and the British Monarchy. Ever since the order of the Garter was created in 1348 (by Edward III) the ruler of the Commonwealth Empire reward and honor both nobility and minor nobility.
If the Elite do practice inversion, it stands to reason that new members of the Nobility would be compatible with the criteria of gender inversion. Minor nobility is not inherited but Continue reading