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Women on Ice: Feminist Responses to the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Spectacle

  10/02/2012       pti4kin      0 Comments

by Cynthia Baughman

Category: Geography

  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781135770686
  • Edition Language: English

I might be the only person to review this book for quite a while.So of course the damn Barbara Krueger cover gives this away: This collection of essays is actually not as organized into sections as one would think, but almost all fit the model of self-referential, vocabulary-indulgent schlock that the 90s femi-nazis put out in response to just about everything.Well, maybe femi-nazi is going overboard, but many of the essays do include: As I earlier discussed in the discourse on the dichotomy between good and evil, feminine and rebellious, and, One was the classy brunette, the other the rebellious blond.There are about 3 essays out of the whole lot that say something insightful about the Tonya and Nancy saga. They do make me much more sympathetic to Tonya Harding, and confirm my distaste for Nancy Kerrigan. All of the sudden Im empathizing with Tonya in her victim syndrome, as I know how these patterns of self-defeat go.Anyhoo, if you want to read this, at least let me thumb through the ToC for you to point out the good ones. Then you can come over and watch my VHS tape of Breaking the Ice: Lillehammer Revisited -- where Greg or Bryan Gumbel force Tonya and Nancy into the same room in 1998, four years after their drama. You can see the tension seething out of Nancys capped teeth and shoulder pads. Love it.

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