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sarahwoolsey:

Today (July 23) is the deadline to apply for an executive staff position on World Cup VII!

Why apply for World Cup staff? We’re glad you asked!

1. Help plan the biggest tournament of the year

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2. Make your ideas for the event come true

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3. Get leadership experience 

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4. Meet new people

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5. Learn what goes on behind the scenes to plan a big event

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6. The fields look beautiful at sunrise

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So what are you waiting for? Apply now!

(via umdquidditch)

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Title 9 3/4 Survey Recap

iqastaff:

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As of June 8th, the survey about Title 9 ¾ has received 118 responses, with around 51% of those responses coming from the Northeast USA region. We had responses from a variety of genders including female, male, agender, and gender neutral individuals. We received a lot of fantastic responses, which will definitely help Title 9 ¾ as well as the IQA as we make progress in becoming more inclusive. If you ever have any concerns/questions/comments about what the IQA is doing in regards to Title 9 ¾, please feel free to send an e-mail to any of the members of the Title 9 ¾ Development Team: clare.hutchinson@internationalquidditch.org , sarah.takesian@internationalquidditch.org and aimee.howarth@internationalquidditch.org.

We learned a lot more about the quidditch community and how they view the current IQA policies as well as what direction they feel the sport should go as well as what sort of knowledge the IQA community has about trans* issues. Though the people who responded only represent a small portion of the entire community, a lot of the responses we received were what many of us were thinking we might see.

The first thing we noticed is that overall, people had positive feelings about the current way the IQA is trying to promote gender equality and many noted that the fact that the sport is not separated into leagues based on gender has had a positive impact on their views of gender and gender issues. One player commented that because quidditch is accepting of all gender identities and does not adhere to the gender binary, it potentially helped them as they began to understand themself as agender, while a sport which would have required them to identify as one gender or another could have made this more difficult for them. More respondents said that quidditch has increased their awareness of gender bias both in sports as well as outside of sports, and that the nature of quidditch has increased their respect for female athletes and keeping all genders in one league has made sure that people are exposed to everyone rather than the trend that in established contact sports, the public pays more attention to all-male leagues rather than all-female leagues.

Some people are attracted to the sport because it does not separate genders into separate leagues and because it is so open to the trans* community. Across the board, people preferred that the sport is not separated and think that for the time being, there needs to be some sort of mandate that ensures that all genders are represented on the pitch as many people voiced that they believed that if there were no rule in the rulebook, many teams would field teams that were severely lacking in terms of gender diversity.

Finally, we will end on some of the recommendations and/or questions that we received from this survey which will be helpful in our future projects in regards to gender diversity and inclusivity. First, there was a recommendation for a handout to give out to coaches/captains/etc. which we are currently working on, which will be directed at referees, coaches, captains, and other tournament or game officials. Other recommendations included encouraging more people to test to become head referees so that there will be more diversity there as well as creating some resources to help with recruitment.

The concern most cited in the survey was regarding the current gender rule (7.1.3 in Rulebook 7), which people were concerned was too vaguely worded and led to some misconceptions, such as that there have to be at least 2 players of one gender and no more than 4 players of the other gender. There were also concerns that teams treat it as a minimum “quota” that they have to meet, as opposed to a rule which is meant to promote diversity in rosters, which is also one reason why the rule is determined by gender as opposed to sex. In Rulebook 7, we hope that this concern has been alleviated by the new wording which emphasizes that this is more of a maximum than a minimum, which prevents any confusion about how individuals who do not identify within the gender binary play into the rule.

Thank you again for your responses; they have been very helpful to us as they have given us a barometer of where the IQA is right now and where many of you think it should be headed. We hope that this survey can be a step in creating a more open and constructive dialogue between the IQA and the general quidditch community at large regarding the gender rule. If you are interested in having an active role in this discussion, we encourage and invite you to e-mail us!

(Source: iqaquidditch)

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Today (July 23) is the deadline to apply for an executive staff position on World Cup VII!

Why apply for World Cup staff? We’re glad you asked!

1. Help plan the biggest tournament of the year

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2. Make your ideas for the event come true

image

3. Get leadership experience 

image

4. Meet new people

image

5. Learn what goes on behind the scenes to plan a big event

image

6. The fields look beautiful at sunrise

image

So what are you waiting for? Apply now!

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I want YOU at QUIDCON!

fuckyesquidditch:

Hello lovelies!  

First off, I wish each and every one of you a wonderful summer.  The 2012-2013 season was phenomenal and I look forward to 13-14 just as much as you do!

In case you forgot, there is NO Olympic Quidditch this summer.  Shocker, I know. So what should you do this summer?  GO. TO. QUIDCON.  It’s not too late to sign up!  If you want to spend a few life-changing days in Seattle, GO!  The list of programming is amazing.  You could win money for presenting the next big Quidditch idea.  There’ll be dancing again.  There might even be another wedding!! Just say, “I Do” Benepe.  

I want you all there. So go. 

Follow the link!

http://quidcon2013.com/

Love ya,

~Q

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