Real Women Run: Running as Feminist Embodiment

Chapter 5: Running as Feminist Embodiment

Cat Calls

don’t call us a girl
don’t call us a girl jogger
fierce women running 

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In Running as Feminist Embodiment, Faulkner articulates the connection between her running practice and her writing practice.  She makes an argument that the ethnographic analysis of women and running is tied to running and writing.  She used poetic inquiry as an analysis technique and discusses how this was the key to organizing and demonstrating this project as a feminist embodied ethnography. Faulkner shows how the haiku as running log is a form of embodied inquiry, and how women’s narratives about running demonstrate the idea of physical feminism.