Othering of Women in AEW: Gender-Segregated Wrestling

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 3 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…

Hikaru Shida retains AEW Women’s Title at Revolution

Tonight, during AEW Revolution, Hikaru Shida retained the AEW Women’s World Championship against her opponent, Ryo Mizunami. The match was the final stop for Mizunami, who defeated Maki Itoh, Aja Kong, and Nyla Rose in the AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament, to get to the title match featured on the pay-per-view this evening. After…

Stephanie McMahon on women in WWE and female empowerment

Ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon chatted with a panel of the top female journalists from around the world on her career at WWE, female empowerment, and the women of WWE. The panel was moderated by Quetzalli Bulnes, Host of WWE Ahora. WWE is celebrating Women’s History…

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…

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…

Bianca Belair, Naomi, and Kayla Braxton talk representation in sports

Earlier today, during an installment of Women in the Business of Sports hosted by The Female Quotient, WWE Superstars Naomi, Bianca Belair and Kayla Braxton spoke on representation in sports. The Superstars joined CBO Stephanie McMahon and The Female Quotient CEO Shelley Zalis in discussion on representing women of color in sports, their experiences and…