The article leads us to wonder will female athletes ever be able to be seen as just athletes rather sexual objects? The picture I choose shows what females are like in a female football game. According to Carty, "When sex appeal, as defined by toned bodies, is refigured as a type of sexuality and when athletes comply with these efforts to feminize their bodies, it leaves the institutions in place that ultimately control and reinforce representations of feminized athlete." If someone has a better feminine body, she is good to go in the sports world. Often times, the audiences who watch the game does not care much about the score each game gets and who wins, but the female bodies is presenting in the game. The case of Semenya tells the people that being a female and an athlete could not co-exist. After so many high-achievements she got, people started to wonder about her gender. Seriously? The only thing that female athlete offers to the audience is "sex"? What do you think about this?
Do you think "being a female" co-exists with "being an athlete?"
Follow up entry #1: Sexy? Women in Football
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