Fighting for a better shot: framing women in sport

Deakin intern Felicity Smith takes a closer look at the gendered framing of women’s sport after Austrian rock climber Johanna Färber was shot inappropriately, again. While competing at the Women’s semi-final in Moscow this year, a lingering shot of Austrian rock climber Johanna Färber’s behind was broadcast live across the world, as well as in …

Trad Climbing needs to stray from its traditional routes

Felicity Smith reflects on moments from rock climbing star Louise Shepherd’s ’80s trad career while looking at the changes climbing needs to make to embrace the community groove. Picture this:  You’re strapped into a harness and dangling from a tightwire.  One side of the wire is attached to a cliff, and the other is connected …