Sunday, October 17, 2010

Promoting Women's Sports with Sexual Appeal

Its a shared belief by many that men are just plain better at sports. Although I am a female I will not argue this. I would much rather go watch the skillful of a men's professional basketball team than a females. Popularity of women's sports has grown in recent years, although it still lacks far behind men. In order to raise popularity, I feel sports have been sexualizing female sports. Skimpier uniforms and hot shots of models on sports magazines are a common occurrence. Now young girls are able to cheer on the new, hot soccer player they idealize. And men of course, are attracted to the toned bodies of elite athletes.

Is this wrong though? These females work hard for their bodies. I don't find it wrong when Brandi Chastain ripped off her shirt in celebration after scoring the winning goal. If the females are comfortable showing their bodies to the public then I feel its fine. Its the 21st century. Pornography is oh so popular nowadays, so the athlete promoting their bodies in sexy shots is not nearly as scandalous.

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