Tag Archives: FEMININITY

What Would You Rather Be Hit With?

This project has allowed me to look at Softball, a sport I’ve been playing nearly my entire life from a new perspective. People always assume that I play Baseball, or that Softball and Baseball are the same thing, they aren’t! … Continue reading

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Why is it called Softball?

The obvious difference between a baseball and softball is the size of the ball. But why is it that the ball is called soft when that is not even close to the case? Does the ball derive it’s name from … Continue reading

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Surfing Violence and Masculinity

If localism an aggression in surfing thins out crowds making things safer, then is it ethically justifiable? Since about 40 years ago surfers attitudes have become progressively more contentious with fixating on defending their so-called local breaks. Surfing as far … Continue reading

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Define a Real Sport

Throughout my research, I noticed a recurring debate on numerous articles on whether or not Rhythmic Gymnastics was a sport. The arguments against Rhythmic Gymnastics focused on the flashy wardrobe, “simple” dance moves, and the gender of the rhythmic gymnasts. … Continue reading

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“Sir, Yes, Sir” or “Ma’am, Yes, Ma’am”

After starting boot camp I have begin to more readily notice the undeniable association of militarism and masculinity associated with the sport as a training program. However, recently the femininity also associated with boot camp and the military has come … Continue reading

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It’s Just Business

When I began thinking about my research question and what I wanted to focus my final project on, I thought it would be interesting to do a close analysis of the different ways in which hockey is consumed. Originally I … Continue reading

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Position and Perspective in Ultimate

While researching Ultimate Frisbee, I noticed that there was a common trend in the discussion of masculinity, femininity, and body physique. I noticed that scholars observed and noted differences in the perspectives of different people in relation to their position … Continue reading

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