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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I’ll just keep picking up my feet and pumping my arms one step at a time

As I’ve started my journey running I have already ran into several stereotypes that come with the sport. I’m not the most physically fit person, better yet I’m not skinny, tall, or lanky. I’m tanned, but I don’t run without … Continue reading

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“You Play Ball Like A Girl!”

One of the many stereotypes that is associated with baseball is that because it is a male dominated sphere it is believed that there is no place for women. This stereotype is primarily constructed solely on gender, targeting women on … Continue reading

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“Why Black people don’t swim”

Before I continue with part three of our assignment I thought I should note that I have chosen to switch my topic of choice from football to swimming. I have found it more interesting only because I have personally engaged … Continue reading

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