Category Archives: Stereotypes

Female Swimmers: Beauty over Skills

There is stereotypical assumption about the shape of bodies of female swimmers. They are known to have very broad shoulders and lean, almost like a muscular male. In addition, females are known to have masculine body overall, in their hips, … Continue reading

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The Sherman Olympics

Obnoxious, loud, and most certainly black was the perception that that America saw of the Stanford graduate Richard Sherman after his postgame rant regarding a member from the other team. The all-pro Seattle Seahawk was branded as “hood” and a … Continue reading

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Strike a pose Vogue

I chose this photo of LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen from the Vogue, “Shape Issue,” because it hailed me through the facial features of the two individuals captured on the cover and how different they were. LeBron James, an NBA … Continue reading

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Tough Guys

When one thinks of Mixed Martial Arts, it being a newer sport that was first established in the U.S. around 1993, some might not even consider it to be a sport for various reasons concerning athleticism and professionalism. It lies … Continue reading

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The Reality of Baseball

Whenever I watch baseball games, I usually just enjoy watching the players’ performances and do not pay attention with the stereotypes that are represented in their appearances. One of the typical stereotypes is that baseball is perceived as a sport … Continue reading

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The average height of our team is 5’4…so?

There are a few physical attributes of rowers that people who either know little or nothing, or even people engaged in the sport will first mention when they talk to a rower. The one I am going to discuss is … Continue reading

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Completing Plays, Competing Masculinities

In football, the game is played in small segments that are called ‘plays.’ The start of a play begins with each teams positioned face-to-face against each other, and as the whistle blows the teams responsibility is to use their bodies … Continue reading

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