Opinion: To Score or Not to Score? Sex, WAGs and the World Cup June 18, 2014 As the globe turns its attention to the FIFA World Cup, social commentator Professor Toby Miller investigated the questionable role of the glamorous wives and girlfriends (WAGs) of the footballers. In his latest opinion piece in The Conversation Professor Miller overviewed the superstition and vague science that has shrouded decisions about whether professional athletes should abstain from sex before competition. Professor Miller discussed the media’s fetishist obsession with WAGs and how their glamorous antics on the sidelines are often labelled as the reason for a team’s loss. Read the full article here. Professor Toby Miller is the Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at Murdoch University. He is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist whose research covers the media, sports, labour, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research, Schools, School of Arts Research Tags: fifa world cup, the conversation, toby miller, wags Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!