The BBC is going to be airing women's boxing for the first time in all its bloody glory. And we say: go for it.
The role of women as both fans of and participants in organized sports has varied greatly in the U.S., as Karlene Ferrante demonstrates in her article* about gender and baseball.
Thai boxing — also known as muay Thai — is a popular sport worldwide, but has taken off recently for females in Thailand, reports the International Herald Tribune. "In a country where femininity is highly prized and girls are often told by their parents to be discreet, obedient and gracious, female boxing is now a…