Seconds Out

Women and Fighting

By (author) Alison Dean
Categories: Sociology: sport and leisure, Sociology, Sociology and anthropology, Society and Social Sciences
Publisher: Coach House Books
Paperback : 9781552454190, 272 pages, May 2021


Kicking ass and taking notes—what it’s like to be a woman in the ring. | Alison Dean teaches English literature. She also punches people. Hard. But despite several amateur fights under her belt, she knows she will never be taken as seriously as a male boxer. | Combining historical research, anecdotal experience, and interviews with coaches and fighters, Seconds Out explores our culture’s relationship with violence, and particularly with violence practised by women.


"Seconds Out is, to put it bluntly, a joy to read, even for those (like this reviewer) who have no real interest in professional fighting. " Quill and Quire Review