Microaggressions and Female Athletes

  title={Microaggressions and Female Athletes},
  author={Emily R. Kaskan and Ivy K. Ho},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Using a combination of scholarly literature and media reports, this paper classifies instances of subtle bias, or microaggressions, toward female athletes in the United States. We identify three common microaggression themes against these athletes based on Sue’s (2010) taxonomy: assumption of inferiority, objectification, and restrictive gender roles. We apply each of these themes to explore the ways in which female athletes in the U.S. experience pervasive and subtle gender-based biases. Women… 

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