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Brittany N. Semenchuk, Shaelyn M. Strachan and Michelle Fortier

, 2000 ), and, in some cases, goal achievement ( Teixeira, Carroca, Markland, Silva, & Ryan, 2012 ). Indeed, among women exercisers ( Berry, Kowalski, Ferguson, & McHugh, 2010 ; Magnus, Kowalski, & McHugh, 2010 ) and women athletes ( Mosewich, Kowalski, Sabiston, Sedgwick, & Tracy, 2011 ), self

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Mathew Hillier, Louise Sutton, Lewis James, Dara Mojtahedi, Nicola Keay and Karen Hind

weight in the 24 hr before weigh-in. One third ( n  = 9) of women athletes reported missing three or more consecutive menstrual cycles within the last 12 months. To determine whether sex or competition level effected reported weight lost, controlling for age, %total weight loss, %weight lost in the final

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Justine J. Reel and Emily Crouch

and ideas for special issues. Justine J. Reel, PhD, LPC, CMPC, Editor-in-Chief Emily Crouch, MEd References Fasting , K. , Brackenridge , C. , & Walseth , K. ( 2007 ). Women athletes’ personal responses to sexual harassment in sport . Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 19 ( 4 ), 419 – 433

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Colleen English

even celebrate victorious female Olympians. However, ideas about femininity and female fragility created a culture where many Americans could not fully embrace and support U.S. women athletes participating in strenuous, competitive sport. The Sporting Republic The sporting republic, according to

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Nancy E. Spencer

representations of women athletes, Title IX and the governance of U.S. women’s sports, and sex testing in international competition. The historical detail is reminiscent of Cahn’s ( 1994 ) Coming on Strong and Festle’s ( 1996 ) Playing Nice . In my view, all three works are brilliantly written and well

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Zenzi Huysmans and Damien Clement

.J. , Kowalski , K.C. , Mack , D.E. , & Sabiston , C.M. ( 2014 ). Exploring self-compassion and eudaimonic well-being in young women athletes . Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36 ( 2 ), 203 – 216 . PubMed doi: 10.1123/jsep.2013-0096 10.1123/jsep.2013-0096 Gardner , F.L. , & Moore , Z

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Trevor Cote, Amy Baltzell and Robert Diehl

beneficial for future MMTS programs. Likewise, Ferguson, Kowalski, Mack, and Sabiston ( 2014 ) substantiated the value of self-compassion as they found that women athletes’ perceived self-compassion may increase positivity, perseverance, and responsibility during emotionally difficult sport situations

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Gwendolyn M. Weatherford, Betty A. Block and Fredrick L. Wagner

women’s sports or women athletes have been given greater prominence (e.g., gymnastics) or progress toward equal prominence to men (e.g., tennis and soccer), overall there is still a great need for sport leaders to make participation, access, and equal opportunity a priority in all areas. In light of

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Pirkko Markula

Patricia Vertinsky’s analysis on the role of sport in American modern dancer Ted Shawn’s work and Montserrat Martin, Nancy Spencer, and Toni Bruce’s work on the representations of American, New Zealand, and Spanish women athletes in the popular reality show Dancing with the Stars . As I map the

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Kathryn Henne and Madeleine Pape

disproportionately target women of color from the Global South. 7 Historical analyses suggest that there is a longstanding preoccupation with the transgressive bodies of non-Western “Others” ( Henne, 2014 ; Pieper, 2016 ), which has focused on muscular women athletes from the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War