Through our week-long diablog and the research we did about female athletes, we think that women's athletic visibility has already improved a lot, compared to the past. But male's privilege still exists; men have more opportunities for things such as receiving a better position and also being placed in a leadership role. When women become assertive and powerful, they face doubt and judgment toward their gender roles. While female athletes are getting more attention and growing in popularity, they are still being feminized and or sexualized in the ways in which they are being advertised. Victoria Carty states this at the end of her article Textual Portrayals of Female Athletes: Liberation or Nuanced Forms of Patriarchy? " What is essential is that women take advantage of the benefits sports participation offers and use this access in a constructive way to further diminish discrimination and unequal treatment on the basis of gender." Meaning that the women that do earn respect within the sports that they play, whether they do or don't fit into the stereotypical appropriate sport for their gender, should make an effort into helping to bridge the gap between the differences between male vs. female promotion, advertisement and overall treatment in society.
Summary Diablog #6
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