Courtney Szto (Resident_Badass)



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Golf, Ice Hockey, Muay Thai, Tennis, Curling, Inline Skating, Kayak, Paintball, Yoga

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Blogger Courtney Szto is a Master's Student studying the socio-cultural aspects of sport, physical activity and health (or as some call it Physical Cultural Studies). Bachelor's in Sport Management. Former tennis coach & ropes course facilitator.

Paulina Gretzky + Golf Digest: #offsideplay #sexism #putonashirt
Why is Paulina Gretzky even on our radar? I didn't even know she was a model. From what I could tell from her frequent Huffington Post headlines was that she is a social media nightmare and would probably give her father unnecessary migraines.  Anywa...[Read on]
.@OffsidePlays A space for exposing discrimination in sport
As a communications student I am constantly immersed in the possibilities that come with social media.  I'm also immersed in all the false promises that exist, but today we're focusing on the possible!  I follow the Everyday Sexism (@EverydaySex...[Read on]
Olympic Overhaul: What would it look like?
Before the Sochi Games started, former American luger, Samantha Retrosi wrote a piece for The Nation titled, Why the Olympics are a Lot Like 'The Hunger Games'.  Long time readers of this blog are probably familiar with my disappointment in the Olymp...[Read on]
The Future is Here: Fallon Fox, Gender Dysphoria and Sports
Photo from Women's MMA World RankingsFallon Fox. If it is the first time that you have heard that name, it probably won't be the last. (Talk about a kick ass name).  I would consider myself a tepid MMA fan and hadn't heard about Fox until I read the ...[Read on]
Sports and Health: 2013 Year in Review
Remember when we were all worried about the end of 2012 and the Mayan end of days prophecy?  Well here we are at the end of 2013 and still kicking!  So let's take a look back at a few notable happenings in sports and health, in no particular ord...[Read on]
Should Women Be Allowed to Fight Men?
Shooto Brazil has announced that on December 20th in Rio de Janeiro, Emerson Falcao will square off against Juliana Velasquez in a bantamweight MMA fight.  Falcao's career MMA fight record is 0-1 and he comes from a kickboxing background.  This ...[Read on]
Too good to be a girl? The absurdity of gender testing
Park Eun-Seon is just another female athlete who is too good; therefore, she must be a man.  She has had a relatively mediocre career but has quickly become a Korean Football Association all-star. Last season, Park scored 19 goals in 22 games carryin...[Read on]
Why bring gayness into it?: Atlanta Braves' fans speak out against GLAAD Spirit Day
The Atlanta Braves took a bold stance in support of the LGBTQ community this week by supporting GLAAD Spirit Day.  The Braves organization also hosts an annual gay night, and produces anti-bullying videos as ways to make amens for their pitching coac...[Read on]
Real Men Wear Pink: The NFL and Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Photo from 1045theteam.comIt's October, which means it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I wasn't going to write a breast cancer post this year but I turned on the television this morning and there was Michael Strahan showing some pink football glove...[Read on]
Are female taekwondo uniforms necessary?
The director of the Andorra Taekwondo Federation, Juanjo Padros, has presented the world of Taekwondo with a female specific Dobok (uniform).  He explains that this new, more form fitting uniform, uses Lycra fabric and has incorporated a skirt "givin...[Read on]