Mianne Bagger: A Transitioned Woman’s Efforts for Inclusion in Professional Golf

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Adam Love Mississippi State University

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The presence of transitioned women in sport is currently a contested issue. Mianne Bagger, a transitioned woman, has been an important figure in developments related to this issue during her efforts to play on various women’s professional golf tours. Using a standpoint perspective, which begins with the assumption that some social locations, such as those of marginalized individuals, are better starting points than others for seeking knowledge, the researchers interviewed Bagger about her experiences. Since she has begun seeking the right to play on various women’s professional tours, a number of golfing organizations have introduced or created “gender policies” regarding who is allowed to participate. While such policy developments may seem on the surface to be progressive measures designed

Adam Love, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Division of Sport Studies Department of Kinesiology Mississippi State University PO Box 6186 Mississippi State, MS 39762 Email: alove@colled.msstate.edu Phone:

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