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.

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