Likestilling i hoppbakken

Hoppsporten ser ut til å være en av de siste arenaene som mener kvinner ikke skal få konkurrere på siden av sine mannlige kolleger. De fikk ikke delta i OL i Vancouver, og i VM i Oslo neste år får de ikke hoppe i den nye Kollen.

På fotballbanen er man heldigvis kommet litt lengre. I 1921 ville det engelske fotballforbundet forby kvinnefotball. Det førte selvsagt til store protester, og denne filmen ble laget. Fra nettsiden:

Topical Budget (the great British newsreel that ran from 1911-31) here presents a light-hearted item on the Football Association’s proposed ban on women’s football.

Women’s football was extremely popular in the 1920s. Indeed, on Boxing Day 1920, 53,000 fans packed into Goodison Park to watch the Dick, Kerr’s Ladies beat the St Helens Ladies 4-0.

It’s hard to tell whether or not this news item supported the ban, though its cameraman clearly enjoyed observing the players in their knitted kit undergoing a rigorous exercise regime. And keep your eyes peeled for a very dodgy-looking chap in tweeds and a Hitler moustache. (Robin Baker)

For more information about Topical Budget newsreels see Screen Online.

You can watch almost 1000 other complete films and TV programmes free of charge at the Mediatheque at BFI Southbank

They look fit enough indeed :)

(HT: The Guardian)

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