AEW Women's Division

Othering of Women in AEW: Rhetoric of Separate but Equal

In this four-part series, Jason Norris and Jacqui Pratt, PhD, discuss the implications behind the AEW practice of “othering” their women’s roster. This is part 2 of the series. Definition of “Othering”: the reductive action of labelling and defining a person who belongs to the socially subordinate category of the Other. To exclude and displace a person from the social group to the margins of … Continue reading Othering of Women in AEW: Rhetoric of Separate but Equal

AEW Women's Division

Separate but (Un)Equal: The Othering of Women in AEW, Part 1

Part 1: The Red Flags Surrounding AEW’s Continued Treatment of their Women’s Roster In this four-part series, Jason Norris and Jacqui Pratt, PhD, discuss the implications behind the AEW practice of “othering” their women’s roster. Definition of “Othering”: the reductive action of labelling and defining a person who belongs to the socially subordinate category of the Other. To exclude and displace a person from the … Continue reading Separate but (Un)Equal: The Othering of Women in AEW, Part 1

AEW Thunder Rosa

AEW Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament: US Preview

It has been almost 18 months since All Elite Wrestling (AEW) debuted Dynamite as its weekly flagship show. Expectations were high, and my own have largely been met. But the one area where they’ve lacked is with the women’s division, having settled into a “one match a week in the same time slot” formula that doesn’t work for me. My gripe is not with the … Continue reading AEW Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament: US Preview

Brandi Rhodes

AEW: A General Misunderstanding of Code-Switching Wasn’t The Problem With “That” Brandi Rhodes Promo

In case you missed it and the discourse, last week on AEW Dynamite, Brandi Rhodes cut this promo: Because of the reaction, it’s easy to forget—or simply not know at all—that Brandi’s surprisingly fiery reaction was sparked by AEW newcomer and target of her wrath Jade Cargill’s (understandably, from a technical standpoint) maligned debut promo about Cody Rhodes’—husband of Brandi—penis being small. As that is … Continue reading AEW: A General Misunderstanding of Code-Switching Wasn’t The Problem With “That” Brandi Rhodes Promo

My Secret Weapon: How a female great helped shape my career

Have you ever had that experience where different worlds seem to collide? Maybe it’s mere coincidence, or possibly something more serendipitous than that. But it is only in the past few weeks, days, and even the past few hours that those different worlds colliding seemed to shake loose a long, under-appreciated memory in my brain, and made me realize how valuable one specific female wrestler … Continue reading My Secret Weapon: How a female great helped shape my career

Texas Indy Women Wrestlers

Texas-Based Indy Women Wrestlers You Need To Be Watching

Guest column from Ryan Dilbert Ask an outsider what comes to mind when they think of Texas, and they’ll undoubtedly say cowboys and barbecue. Sure. We have plenty of both over here. Natives in the know, however, are aware of one of the massive state’s other abundant natural resources—women’s wrestling. The acrobatic Thunder Rosa calls Texas home. So does the magnetic Women of Wrestling star … Continue reading Texas-Based Indy Women Wrestlers You Need To Be Watching