Athlete Objectification, Sexualization, and Misrepresentation (4/10)

While primarily written in the context of college sports, this article has application to professional athletes as well. It examines the prevalence of gendered roles appearing on social media in relation to athletes, their physiques and their accomplishments. It cites examples of male athletes appearing in active performance roles on social media where female athletes tend to be posed in non-active positions. These examples focus on the bodies of female athletes and sexualize them versus celebrating their successes in their respective sports.

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