7. The Emperor & The Footballer: Wu Zetian & Lily Parr.
All About Eve
This episode is all about two women who beat the men at their own game - the game being running an empire and football, respectively. Wu Zetian was the first woman to become Emperor of Imperial China in the 600s, and though her Machiavellian scheming has often been criticised, Julia argues she was only doing what countless men had done before her. Now history is accepting that she used her power to build a more inclusive and prosperous society for all her citizens, while causing multiple scandals and having a harem of young male lovers well into her old age. Anna tells us about Lily Parr, the undoubted star of football in Britain after the First World War. An LGBTQ+ icon and football legend, Lily had a kick that could break a man's arm. Literally. Listen to find out how the beautiful game was a woman's game from 1918 to 1921, and what exactly happened to change this dynamic forever.
Women's soccer is growing all over the world, and millions are tuning in this summer. But this isn't the first time women have sold out stadiums and inspired thousands of fans. Lily Parr was the most famous female player of her generation. She let nothing get in her way, on or off the pitch. Join in as we explore the life of Lillian Parr. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @ SidelineTackle For music attribution, sources, and transcripts, visit SidelineTackle.com Sound Effects from http://soundbible.comEnding theme is "Cherry Blossom" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Additional Music by Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au This episode contains: Gunshots, references to violence, and sudden loud noises. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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