Textual Portrayals of Female Athletes: Liberation or Nuanced Forms of Patriarchy?

@article{Carty2005TextualPO,
  title={Textual Portrayals of Female Athletes: Liberation or Nuanced Forms of Patriarchy?},
  author={Victoria Carty},
  journal={Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={132 - 172}
}
  • Victoria Carty
  • Published 23 August 2005
  • Education
  • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
Sport has been an area of society that has traditionally oppressed women by limiting their opportunity to participate. Mariah Nelson aptly reinforces this assertion: “We learned . . . that batting, catching, throwing, and jumping are not neutral, human activities, but somehow more naturally a male domain. Insidiously, our culture’s reverence for men’s professional sports and its silence about women’s athletic accomplishments shaped, defined, and limited how we felt about ourselves as women and… 
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