Knee Pads, Fishnet & Feminism: Inside the Roller Derby Revival
In just over a decade, roller derby has swept around the world to 40 different countries. A literature professor who competes in bouts as Stone Cold Jane Austen gives an inside view and asks what roller derby's popularity says about women in sports.
“That medal earned me a respect I couldn’t have acquired in any other field. It occurred to me that the winner’s podium was a pretty good place from which to conduct a women’s movement.” –Pat Summitt