Dr. Charlene Weaving researches gender and sport. Past projects include athletes and sexualization, gender construction in the MMA and UFC, and myths surrounding menstruation and pregnancy for athletes.
She teaches in the Human Kinetics Dept at STFX: Gender and Sport, Modern Olympics Games and Ethics in Sport.
Industry Expertise (3)
Sport - Amateur
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (19)
gender and sport
Hockey and gender
Olympics and ethics
Olymipc Games and gender
MMA and gender
sexualization and athletes
sexism in sport
menstruation and sport
pregnancy and sport
ethics in sport
Sports Illustrated Swimusit Issue
athletes posing nude
Interntational Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS) Service Award (professional)
Received this award in 2013, for significant contributions to the IAPS organization.
Faculty of Science Oustanding Teaching Award (professional)
In 2007, awarded the Faculty of Science Outstanding Teaching Award
Western University: Ph.D., Philosophy of Sport, Kinesiology 2005
Western University: MA, Philosophy of Sport, Kinesiology 2000
Acadia University: Bachelor of Kinesiology, Kinesiology 1999
- President of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS)
Media Appearances (5)
Sexism running rampant at Rio Games
Analysis of the various examples of sexism found throughout the 2016 Games.
Beach volleyball’s never ending joust over bikini uniforms
Interview about the current state of women's Olympic beach volleyball uniform regulations.
Conference Stickhandles gender roles
Daily Gleaner print
Interview after conference presentation on the docu-series Hockey Wives.
The Lingerie Trap
ESPN Gartland online
Interview based on research work on the Lingerie Football League, now called the Legends Football League (LFL)
Why are male and female beach volleyball uniforms so different
NOW Toronto print
Interview during the 2015 Pan American about beach volleyball uniform regulations.
Cheating, lying, and trying in recreational sports and leisure practicesAnnals of Leisure Research
Research publication examining the ethics of 'not trying' in recreation sport.
Examining 50 years of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.” Journal of Philosophy of SportJournal of Philosophy of Sport
Research paper examining 50 years of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Core Workout: A Feminist Critique of Definitions, Hyperfemininity, and the Medicalization of FitnessInternational Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Research article examining physical activity and the fitness trends and the extent of femininity and masculinity.
Alternative Chicks: Examining Women Feeskiers and EmpowermentFair Play
Research article examining the case of empowerment and free skiing. The specific case of Sarah Burke is analysed.
Getting Jacked and Burning Fat: Examining Doping and Gender Stereotypes in Canadian University SportJournal of Intercollegiate Sport
Research article outlining the role that femininity and masculinity ideals play in doping for University athletes.