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Race and Gender: Are these problematic in the world of baseball?

Before I took this course, my general idea of baseball was that it is a sport for men and not women. Whenever I watch baseball games on TV, it is very rare to see women playing as professional baseball players … Continue reading

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‘I love football, instead of soccer.’ American said

According to Babaguchi,¬†Kawai, Ogura, and Kitahashi (2004), from the history of the American compatriots, football is linked to their lives and family. In America, football is viewed as a game of high school reunions and homecoming as well. In most … Continue reading

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Softball Pants: Proper, Practical, and Professional

The dissimilarities between uniforms for men and women within sports demonstrate how female athletes are governed in inequitable ways that feminize and sexualize female players (MacDonald). Across the spectrum of sports, most female athletes are subjected to wear shorts or … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking as Sport

Sports have all had to start somewhere. Baseball started with just makeshift equipment. There was no real league and no real equipment being manufactured for the sport. Now it is a full-fledged sport with rules, professional players, and equipment made … Continue reading

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Surf Porn

The advertisement I chose to analyze is a short clip of the beautiful professional surfer Stephanie Gilmore in what seems to be a surfing advertisement for Roxy. ¬†The images seen in the clip seem to challenge some of the ideologies … 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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Do you have a death wish? You’re stupid!

There are so many stereotypes in so many sports nowadays. There is a common occurrence of having several stereotypes within one sport. Downhill Mountain Bikers are considered stupid people who have no brain and have some type of death wish. … Continue reading

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