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J Lesbian Stud. 2009;13(3):337-48. doi: 10.1080/10894160902876820.

Lesbian erotics at women's hockey: fans, flashing, and the Booby Orrs.

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Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H9, Canada.


This article analyzes a public breast flashing event that occurred during the women's ice hockey tournament at the OutGames/Western Cup Lesbigay athletic event in 2007. Employing a postfoundational perspective, I first contextualize the ice hockey subculture of the team called the Booby Orrs, outlining some of our history, norms, and context. I then tell the particular story that leads to our fans flashing their breasts as we finally scored some goals. I end with my analysis of this event: how a public nude display of sexualized women's breasts in a lesbian-coded public space prompted a resistant sporting moment, at least contingently.

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