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Question 1 - Doug

Homosexuality came up twice in Bend it Like Beckham. Once from a cultural standpoint and another because of sports. Why are women stereotyped as lesbians because of sports they play?


As I said in the other question of Doug's, we live in a male dominated society. Men are forced to maintain a masculine identity and women have a feminine identity to stand by. If women are seen as masculine it is common to stereotype them as a lesbian because masculinity in women can be a strong sign in homosexuality although this isn't the case for everyone.

Here in the U.S i think the sports most people are interested in are all male dominated sports. Football,Basketball, Wrestling, Because we all use these sports as entertainment when we see women participate in these sports we view them as lesbians.