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Language, Gender, and Sport: A Review of the Research Literature

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One of the recent successes of the feminist agenda has been to show that organized sport serves as a powerful cultural arena for constructing and perpetuating the ideology and practice of male privilege and dominance, sport assuming a profound role in the production and maintenance of male hegemony, contributing to historical patterns of male empowerment and female disadvantage. Women’s sport is often trivialized and marginalized, and female athletes themselves frequently stereotyped as feminized women rather than competitive athletes.

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  • Female Athlete
  • Olympic Game
  • Linguistic Convention
  • Athletic Event
  • Woman Athlete

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Segrave, J.O., Mcdowell, K.L., King, J.G. (2006). Language, Gender, and Sport: A Review of the Research Literature. In: Fuller, L.K. (eds) Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230600751_3

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