Sexualization of Female Athletes
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Reallly frustrated about the Caster Semenya appeal ruling today. Fuck the double standards female athletes face. February 7th marks National Girls and Women in Sports Day, a day to celebrate female athletes of all ages. In honor of this day and the upcoming winter olympics, many of my posts this month will center around female athletes, so be on the lookout for those! I have tears in my eyes. This outlet was made because a community of women working in sports media noticed the discrimination, sexism, and condescension that they and other women faced in the world surrounding sports. That is what I care about.
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ESPN values female athletes for their bodies and traditionally feminine characteristics before their athletic abilities. ESPN Magazine typically features female athletes in suggestive poses, wearing nice clothing, and accompanied by raunchy wordage. Serena Williams graced the cover wearing nothing but red lipstick and a smile. The only difference is men are photographed while showing their athletic skill while most women pose without any hint of the sport they excel at. This blog explores the transfer of salience valuing female athletes for their body and not their athletic ability from ESPN to the spectating world. In reality, female athletes compete because they are physically capable, and they are valued for their athletic ability. The media recognizes that female athletes make the most profit when highly sexualized, so they drive profit by portraying female athletes in a sexual way. When the media presents females in a sexualized way, the attribute is adopted by the public and female athlete sexualization becomes salient in public opinion. Filed under ks. Researchers from the University of Louisville looked at every Sports Illustrated cover published from through