Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Women's Sports

Coming on Strong Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth Century Women s Sports Today there are women athletes who are media celebrities and a source of inspiration for many But not long ago being serious about sport was considered appropriate only for men and boys Throughout t

  • Title: Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Women's Sports
  • Author: Susan K. Cahn
  • ISBN: 9780674144347
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • Today, there are women athletes who are media celebrities and a source of inspiration for many But not long ago, being serious about sport was considered appropriate only for men and boys Throughout the 20th century, women s increasing participation in sport has challenged our conception of womanhood Some celebrated the female athlete as the embodiment of modern womanhoToday, there are women athletes who are media celebrities and a source of inspiration for many But not long ago, being serious about sport was considered appropriate only for men and boys Throughout the 20th century, women s increasing participation in sport has challenged our conception of womanhood Some celebrated the female athlete as the embodiment of modern womanhood, but others brander her mannish or lesbian Ultimately, she altered the perception of sport as an exclusively male domain.

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    1. Women in sports is a part of a bigger question of gender roles in the United States, and author Susan Cahn explains how athletes bodies are regulated through style of dress, the press, and governing sports bodies that evolved from wanting women to exercise in moderation, to fears of the "muscle moll" and the "failing of femininity" among elite players.This book is a great entry point into the study of sports history. It is also helpful to understand fears of gay athletes in the United States. NF [...]

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