Monday, March 30, 2009
women's sports video
I'm going to admit I have always kind of thought of female athletes as masculine and after this week in class I'm not sure why. It was very cool to see how in today's world females are more widely accepted and respected as athletes. Sports are becoming not so male dominated and it's a step in the right direction. It's actually very unfair how male athletes are put up on this pedestal while female athletes are often not respected for the hard work they put in and if they are they are viewed as masculine. It's like you can't be feminine and great at a sport, if your great at a sport that somehow makes women less feminine. I have also come to realize that it depends on the sport. For example, female tennis players are going to be viewed as more feminine than female basketball players. Whether it's the outfits, the sport itself, or some other reason for this difference in views I'm not sure, but it is obvious that different sports are viewed differently.