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A Change For Female Athletes

- Makayla Aiken Mrs. Mancini English Language Arts 09 May 2016 A Change for Female Athletes Change is unavoidable. Everything changes with in time but some changes take a process more like forever, such as a female to have the same opportunities as males. Before 1970, if a women wanted to go to college to have professional degree in most cases she will she be denied from law school or medical school just because of her gender.There were quotes on the number of women weren 't allowed to enter programs such as law and medical school.Women and men thought it was very cruel for it to be that way (The Women 's Right)....   [tags: Female, Gender, Male, Boy]

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The Inequalities Between Male And Female Athletes

- Women have had to fight for numerous rights over the course of history. From the right to vote, to equal pay, and even the chance at equal athletic opportunities. The inequalities between male and female athletes, professional or not, has been a major source of controversy for some time now. Throughout the history of athletics women have experienced struggles in getting equal opportunities to participate, being overshadowed by their male counterparts, shocking pay gaps between male and female athletes, etc....   [tags: Gender, Male, Scholarship, Female]

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Female Athletes And Their Understanding Of The Sports World

- We all remember watching the sandlot when we were young.In that movie the greatest insult in that movies was when Ham Porter another male baseball player he plays like a girl. Till to this day when guys are playing sports they are still telling other guys hit like a girl or kick like a girl. What is wrong player like a girl there are any great female athletes. The sports world is very male dominance place, If you are female in the sports world you are most likely a model handing the medal to the winners or just there for pretty face....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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Should Female Athletes Be Paid The Same As Male Athletes?

- Should Female Athletes Be Paid the Same As Male Athletes “A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human,” Vera Nazarian. Unfortunately now in the United States, women are being treated less than their male counterparts, especially when it comes to professional athletics. In an article entitled, Taking a Closer Look at the Gender Pay Gap in Sports, written by John Walters on, he exclaims, “Each player on the USWNT earns $99,000 per year provided the team wins 20 “friendlies” (exhibition matches), the minimum number of matches they would play...   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Boy]

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Female Athletes Scrutinized for their Appearance

- Title IX was passed in 1972 and according to the Women’s Sports Foundation, as of 2011, women make up 38-42 percent of all sport and physical activity participants. Yet, research shows that women receive only 6-8 percent of the total sports coverage. A double standard is defined as a set of principles that allows greater freedom to one person or group than to another. ( In athletics, women are judged more on their appearances and their non-sport related activities, than their male counterparts who are judged primarily on their skills and performances....   [tags: Sports, Coverage]

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Improving the Perception of Female Athletes

- ... Meanwhile when commenting on a woman’s performance, words such as “weary”, “fatigued”, “frustrated”, and “vulnerable” were used (James 6). Moreover, on professional sports teams, women do not get paid nearly as much as men do. In other words, the players who are on the United States Women’s Soccer Team only average a base salary of somewhere between $35,000-$50,000 a year, while the men on the United States Men’s Soccer Team receive a base salary of anywhere between $65,000-$1,000,000 a year—depending on the popularity of the player....   [tags: pay, media, collegiate ]

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Media Coverage Of Female Athletes

- This study intends to illustrate what kind of progression has taken place in regards to media coverage of female athletes competing in the Olympic games during 2012 and the most recent summer games of 2016. Gender inequality is not only present under socio-cultural terms but also in the sport institution. Females have faced many forms of barriers since the start of the Olympics in 1896 when they were not even allowed to participate. This entry barrier was removed in the 1900, however even then females were only allowed to participate in sports that matched the public’s perception of “femininity” as sports were professed “masculine” (Markula,2009)....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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Female Athletes And Its Impact On Women 's Sports

- If it is said that an individual plays, throws, or hits like a girl these statements are often meant to be insults. Female athletes are usually viewed as less accomplished than their male counter parts. Athletics for women are considered hobbies, not a career path. While women’s sports have made great strides towards being equal, the stigma that women’s sports are inferior is still prevalent. While co-ed sports teams might not be the answer, allowing women opportunities to play the same sports as men is a step in the right direction....   [tags: Gender, Female, Woman, Male]

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Female Inequality And Male Athletes

- Female pay inequality is an example of greater society issue Inadequately paid and forced to juggle part time work to stay afloat financially, female athletes are lagging behind male athletes, in terms of equality. To make matters worse, sponsorship and media outlets only have their eyes set on male sport. This teaches society to undervalue female sport, emphasising that it is worthless. Collectively, these factors contribute to the growth of pay discrepancy. After looking through the television guide I was stunned....   [tags: Female, Male, Sex, Sport in Australia]

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Women Of Female Athletes : The Movie ' Voices '

- Introduction Nike released a new film entitled “Voices” to celebrate women in sport on the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The short film features four personal stories of some amazing female athletes, spanning three generations. The women include Joan Benoit Samuelson (legendary distance runner), Lisa Leslie (four-time gold medalist and WNBA pioneer), Marlen Esparza (USA Boxing’s 6-time national champion and member of the USA Women’s Boxing team) and Diana Taurasi (two-time gold medalist, guard for Phoenix Mercury and former WNBA MVP)....   [tags: Gender, Woman]

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The Media Affects The Representation Of Female Athletes

- When I think of an athlete, I picture my favorite gymnasts: Shannon Miller, Mary Lou Retton, and Dominique Moceanu. I have seen almost all their competitions and I see them fearless. Miller is the most decorated female gymnast in America, Retton was the first American gymnast to win an Olympic gold, and Moceasnu is the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal. All of those women made history by following their dream through hard work. They survived through the criticism made by people who believed it couldn’t be possible....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gold medal, Silver medal]

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Media, Sexualisation and Female Tennis.

- Within todays sporting community, certain aspects of sport and its practices promote and construct ideas that sport in general is a male dominated. Sports media often provides an unequal representation of genders. Women athletes are regularly perceived as mediocre in comparison to their male equivalents (Lenskyj, 1998). Achievement in sport is generally established through displays of strength, speed and endurance, men usually set the standards in these areas, consequently woman rarely reach the level set by top male athletes....   [tags: female athletes, sports, media]

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The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film

- The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film Portrayals and stories of women in sport and film are varied and unique to the woman, but some common threads can be found throughout these films. Understanding the culture of sport and how women are depicted as athletes in movies shows how society at large views women. The perseverance and strength of women athletes in unjust or unfair situations regarding their sport is a very important and all too common theme. Often in movies with women athletes, are breaking a mold or breaking assumptions about women....   [tags: Movies]

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Eating Disorders and Female Athletes

- Eating Disorders and Female Athletes INTRODUCTION Athletes are among the quickest, strongest, most flexible people in the world, so one would expect them to adhere to the latest health and fitness information, right. Not always. The problem is that the athletes often believe that more fit equals less fat. The death of Olympic gymnast Christy Henrich from anorexia nervosa began to bring the topic of athletes and eating disorders to the forefront. Research into the topic of eating disorders and athletes shows a few interesting findings....   [tags: Research Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Papers]

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Eating Disorders and Female Athletes

- Eating Disorders and Female Athletes What are eating disorders. Eating disorders are characterized by gross disturbances in eating behavior and include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, eating disorders not otherwise specified(NOS), and binge eating disorder. Also, several researchers have coined the term anorexia athletics. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by refusal to maintain body weight over a minimum level considered normal for age and height, along with distorted body image, fear of fat and weight gain, and amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Sports Papers]

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Relationship Between Female Athletes And The Issue Of Pretty Sports

- The long residuals approach can explain the relationship between female athletes and the issue of “pretty sports” and the manner in which it is perceived due to the popular ideology that they do not receive the same sense of attention or respect as their male counterparts. It can dissect the historical meanings behind why female athletics are seemingly always perceived to be less meaningful whether its due to their feminine appeal to performance or their athletic wear. It will also analyze the continuities and discontinuities of “pretty sports” and how that relationship between female athlete and spectator is still prevalent in contemporary American society, but mainly rooted in historical A...   [tags: Gender, Male, Masculinity, Femininity]

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Sexism And Female Athletes By Emily Kaskan And Ivy Ho

- Sexism in the Olympics Introduction Seen as one of the many hot button issues in politics today, sexism was prevalent in the 2016 Olympics, which did not go unnoticed in the media. Newscasters were accused of making sexist remarks, magazines featured articles on “the most sexist moments in the Olympics,” and women were categorized by marital status and their appearance. The focus was drawn away from the athletic achievements of these ladies and placed on their physical appearance or the men in their lives....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games, Gender]

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The Portrayal of Female Athletes Athletes in Film

- The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film Images of women in sport, and the cultural ideals of women have moved somewhat synchronously through time. As notions of women's roles and perceptions of women change, so too did the portrayal of female athletes, and the acceptance of female athleticism into cultural norms. Likewise, as women began breaking the gender barriers in sport, the perceptions of women's roles changed and the change in portrayal and perception, led to increased acceptance of women as athletes....   [tags: Film Movies]

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The Causes of Delayed Menarche in Female Athletes

- - THE CAUSES OF DELAYED MENARCHE IN FEMALE ATHLETES - INTRODUCTION Greater emphases on the benefits of exercise have led to a greater participation of women in sport at all levels. Exercise has been promoted, endorsed and encouraged in the medical community as a way to reduce stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle. While moderate exercise does provide valuable benefits, intensive exercise associated with elite female athletes poses serious health risks to the female body. The female reproductive system is very intricate and highly sensitive to physiological stress....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Female Athletes Should Be Increased Risk Of A Life Changing Injury

- As the soccer ball was rolling out of bounds, I felt my opponent right on my back. In that moment, I would not have guessed that the next year would drastically change seconds later. My leg gave out as I heard a heart breaking pop and fell to the ground. Over 250,000 Americans tear their Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL) each year, myself included. Female athletes are eight times more susceptible to tear their ACL as a result of physiological and anatomic differences. Building up specific muscles around the knee can diminish the amount of strain on the knee....   [tags: Knee, Anterior cruciate ligament, Ligament]

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Comparison Essay: Female Versus Male Athletes

- Why do female athletes receive less media coverage than male athletes. Male athletes dominate professional sport that airs on television. The media easily overlooks female athletes except during occasion like the Winter Olympics. The articles Media Coverage of Women’s Sports is Important (Lopiano, 2008) and Take Back the Sports Page. (Sommers, 2010) acknowledge factors that determine the amount of media coverage female athletes receive. [Lopiano and Sommers address this issue in regards to media coverage on female athletes differently....   [tags: media coverage, Lopiano and Sommers]

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Barry University’s compliance with Title IX’s regulations

- I chose to assess Barry University’s compliance with Title IX’s regulations. To begin I need to state the three prong test so that it is understood whether Barry even complies, and if so which parts we comply with at Barry. To figure this entire thing out, I feel it is best to explain what Title IX is and does. Then I will explain the revenue Barry generates for the Athletics, and how that revenue is proportioned among the men’s and women’s athletic teams. Finally with all of this data I can begin to analyze how Barry complies with Title IX....   [tags: Competitive Sports, Female Athletes]

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Gender Equity in Training: Should Female and Male Athletes Train the Same?

- September 20th, 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Billie Jean King’s climactic victory against Bobby Riggs in an exhibition match nicknamed “Battle of the Sexes”. Throughout her career, Billie Jean King won six Wimbledon singles championships and four U.S. Open titles. She was ranked number one in the world for five years. She defeated many great players, wrote a book, became an advocate for women’s sports. Yet of all the wonderful things that King has done over the years, the one that is remembered most of all is her victory against Bobby Riggs in September of 1973 (Schwartz, 2014)....   [tags: Physical Differences, Testostorone Levels]

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Challenging The Institution of Sport and Its Values: The Costs and Benefits of Female Athletes in M

- Challenging The Institution of Sport and Its Values "Sport is not an expression of some biological human need," writes Michael Messner, "it is a social institution. Like other institutions, such as the economy, politics, and the family, the structure and values of sport emerge and change historically, largely as a result of struggles for power between groups of people" (8). Indeed, changing the structure of any the institution is a struggle that is not by any means easily won. The institution of sport presents a unique set of boundaries to overcome with regard to gender equality in male-dominated sports....   [tags: Film Films Movies Sports Women Essays]

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The Future of Women in Sports

- The Future of Women in Sports As the year 2010 has arrived, the problem of the portrayal of women in sports no longer lies in their fight for equality and opportunity, but in fighting off the competition with men. It is no longer an issue of women not being taken seriously or being looked down upon if they decide to be athletes, but that men want to take part in competition with women in sports. This film thus focuses on the struggles that the male protagonist faces in trying to compete with the popularity of women's sports and his desire to take part in the world of women's sports....   [tags: Female Athletes Sports Essays]

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The All American Girls Professional Baseball League

- Women don’t receive the spotlight in sports very often. Usually, the men in baseball, football, basketball, and soccer have higher salaries and are paid attention to more. This wasn’t the case with a special league of female baseball players. These ladies sparked a thought in peoples’ heads in the mid 20th-century. Could women really play a professional sport instead of staying home to do the housework. From 1943-1954, women in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League helped to change the rights women were believed to have in society and in the workplace as they began playing a professional sport as a form of entertainment....   [tags: athletes, society, workplace, female]

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College Athletes Are Recipients Of Athletic Scholarships

- academic ability, or talent. Most college athletes are recipients of athletic scholarships. Playing sports in college can reduce the total cost of college. For some students, without athletic scholarships, a student might not have the opportunity to attend college. Studies have shown “female athletes that attend Division- I schools receive about 28 percent of the total amount of money spent on athletics” (Oguntoyinbo, 2015, p. 23). This study was done while Title IX was enforced. Can you imagine what would happen if there wasn’t a law to help distribute funds....   [tags: Gender, Sex, Female, Male]

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Why Transgender Athletes Should Be Allowed

- Imagine going through life believing that you were born into the wrong body. This is how a transgender feels as they go through life. A transgender is a person who whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to male or female sex. This topic is very controversial due to many arguments about the differences between the male and female physique. The natural biological differences between males and a females play a huge role in this controversy. These difference become serious issues when athletes want to compete for their non-biological sex....   [tags: Gender, Sex, Male, Female]

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Should Student Athletes Be Paid?

- Every year, it seems that we're hearing more and more about NCAA athletes being punished for intentionally making a profit from their athletic careers. The NCAA and colleges are doing their best to stand by the principles on which the NCAA was founded. Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association, more commonly known as the NCAA, was founded as a non-profit organization in 1906(....), much has changed, but one thing that has not changed is the Association's goal, that goal being to protect players from being exploited and ensure their right to fair treatment.(....) In order for the NCAA to uphold their guidelines, universities cannot not pay their athletes....   [tags: college athletes, NCAA, scholarships]

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Media Coverage Of Female Athlete

- Gender bias in media is a problem with multiple different aspects. Statistics show that 40% of all athletes are women, but they receive just 4% of media coverage (The Statistics). Secondly, a recent analysis found that of 6,503 sports photos taken by national newspapers, only 78 were of females (Media Coverage). What are the reasons toward such uneven coverage. Females participating in athletics get more attention to their physical appearance than their actual ability to perform the sport. Athletes that are not considered appealing or attractive are commonly disregarded and forgotten by the media....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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Muscle Strengthening Effects of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Resistance Trained Athletes and non-Athletes

- Anabolic-androgenic steroids are a synthetic compound which are structurally related to the male sex hormone, testosterone (Amsterdam et al.,2010, Thiblin and Petersson, 2004). Testosterone has two effects on the human body; first it helps in the development and maintenance of secondary male sexual characteristics and, secondly, it promotes muscle growth. All anabolic-androgenic steroids are derivatives of testosterone and have both anabolic and androgenic properties; which is why the use of the term anabolic-androgenic steroids is more appropriate than anabolic steroids (Kuhn, 2002)....   [tags: Anabolic-androgenic, testosterone, athletes]

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Lack Of Interest Towards Female Athletics

- Chinque Thompson WRT 102.75 Professor Rai 8 March 2016 For many years American society has struggled to create equality between men and women for a large amount of things. Although, throughout the years people have made great efforts in order to minimize the gap of inequality between each gender, society still has not reached its goal yet. An example of where this is shown in our world today is within sports. Men have been dominating sports when compared to women. The attention given to them, the increase amount of ticket sales and media coverage are all proof that this gap is relevant today....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Female, Male]

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Female Participation Within Sports And Physical Activity

- Over the last few decades there can be seen a major shift in female participation within sports and physical activity. Many have the mentality that due to making immense headway recently, means that females can cease to worry about their ability to participate, however I do not agree with this. Despite a noticeable shift in female participation over the last few decades, women continue to face adversity through trying to prove the legitimacy of female athletes and sports, a lack of shift in gender ideology, and being seen as equals to males within the world or sports and physical activity in general....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Women Vs. Female High School Sports

- Is laying out a girl okay if it is on a football field. Most males are taught never to hit a female, so why should we force young males to be put in a situation were they have to hit one. Would it be okay to hit a female off the field. This could stir up some problems with the males when they get older. Men fight with other men because they were allowed to hit each other on a field. If we allow the females to get hit by the males on the field would they think they could do the same when they are not playing....   [tags: Female, Gender, Male, Sex]

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An Ethical Conflict Between Athletes And Athletes

- One player out of every institutionalized collegiate sport’s team experiences a concussion during the team’s sport season. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head that intervenes with brain functioning. Most concussions occur with athletes that play contact sports. There is no particular treatment for a concussion, but with proper rest and pain medication, an athlete can return to play once their clinician has followed the concussion protocol. However, some clinicians are pressured to return players back to play before time....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion, Sex]

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Female Athlete As A Athlete

- Gender discrimination is prominent in every industry, but it is as though the sport industry is one of the worst. Women in the work force currently receive only 80 cents to every man’s dollar (Holmes, 2016). However, female athletes both in America and internationally receive a far lesser compensation for their attributes. The only difference of the sports being played is who plays them. There should be no reason why a male athlete receives better pay simply because he had a 50% chance of being born a man....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Phoenix Mercury]

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Academic Performance Of Student Athletes

- Academic Performance of Student Athletes Current research offers little guidance on the specific relationship between participation in athletics and academic achievement (Jordan, 1999). In a study conducted by Will J. Jordan, participation in school-sponsored sports was examined to see if there was an increase in school engagement and achievement. The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of sports participation on academic achievement. This study focused on the effects of school sports participation on academic achievement for African American students, as well as White and Hispanic students....   [tags: Statistical significance, Statistics]

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Overpaid Athletes : A Problem

- Overpaid Athletes: A problem in America American athletes are some of the biggest role models in America. They inspire Americans to push themselves to their physical limits in order to make it to the top of their profession. We strive to act like them, in a sense, to be the same person. All in all, everybody loves every aspect of an American athlete; their work ethic, how they conduct themselves professionally, and how charitable they can be. One of the only aspects of an American athlete people do not take to kindly to is the amount of money they are paid....   [tags: Professional sports, Amateur sports, James Brown]

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Should Student Athletes Be Paid?

- College is a huge step that many people take in order to set themselves up for success in the future. From all over the world people with many different goals go to college to learn the necessary skills they need in order to do what it is that they want to do. Whether it’s to be a painter, an actor, or a detective, people go to college to hone their skills to have a lucrative career. Athletics is also one of those things. Many Students go to college in order to properly learn how to advance in the sport that they want to play, or be a professional....   [tags: National Collegiate Athletic Association]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- Should College Athletes be Paid. Most American people like sports. College Sports have been growing up every year and universities and athletes are more competitive every year. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the time and continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence (NCAA 2012). The NCAA make and apply the rules in college sports....   [tags: Americans, College Sports, Students]

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Professional Athletes and Steriod Use

- Steroid is a name given to drugs that are manufactured from testosterone, a reproductive hormone found in men. Some athletes normally use anabolic steroids because these drugs improve one’s capacity to compete and train, yielding high results. Steroids work by reducing exhaustion during training, and also reduce the length of time an athlete needs to recover from exhaustion. In addition, steroids enable the growth of tissues and muscles in an athlete’s body by instructing the body to produce extra proteins....   [tags: Professional Sports]

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College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

- “More than $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships is distributed each year along with access to medical care, academic support services, and first-class training opportunities” (National Collegiate Athletic Association, n.d.).College athletes are the center of the multi billion-dollar business of college athletics. Many people believe that student athletes should be paid for their work in making the business so successful, and that they should be paid a cut for their hard work. Although the fact that universities, coaches, and higher personnel get paid off the success of their athletes, student athletes are paid in many other ways....   [tags: Higher education, College, University]

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Olympic Athletes And The Olympic Games

- It is no stretch to say that the eyes of the world are on the Olympics. After all, the highly-anticipated event brings both world-renowned athletes and millions of adoring fans to the globally televised event. So, to propose that the actions of Olympic athletes are closely watched and reflective of the state of the sports-world is not far-fetched. Thus, the scandals and coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games, especially Ryan Lochte, exhibit the level of male privilege and sexism that is still prevalent in professional sports....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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Professional Athletes are Not Overpaid

- Every day people around the world complain about professional athletes salaries. Even though the top athletes make millions of dollars every year, the majority of athletes do not make any more than the average working class citizen. There are also many risks along with the job, and job security is very unstable. Expenses and taxes also limit the amount of money an athlete makes. Tax rates are extremely high for the men and women who participate in professional sports. The salaries of athletes such as Rafael Nadal and Drew Brees may seem to be a bit to high, but with all the factors that take money away from them they are not so high....   [tags: economy, entertainment, salaries]

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Women Athletes And Greek Art

- Statuettes of women who participate in these athletic events are continuously being sexualized. Women athletes in Greek art are shown to be more desirable figures for their feminine features. Artists do this because they want to attract the viewer to want the woman who is the winner of the Heraia festival because she is the most fertile and physically capable of bearing a strong child. A majority of the artworks that depict women athletes all share the theme of emphasizing the woman’s feminine features....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Figurine, Femininity]

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Should Student Athletes Be Paid?

- The NCAA is currently debating that student athletes should be compensated for everything they do. There are not a lot of high school athletes that can’t even make it to the NCAA, but for those who don’t realize how much they get involved in. Although the debate is currently balanced on both sides, it is not ethical to pay student athletes. For a division I athlete, they are clearly already getting a full ride leaving with a college degree and no debt. Why should they be paid more. One clear reason that it is not ethically right is the title IX situation, another would be the benefit compared to the cost....   [tags: National Collegiate Athletic Association]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- Free Rides Controversy strikes as talks of payment to college athletes are on the rise. Recent cases have brought about whether or not the country’s beloved student-athletes should be paid to play. The answer to that question is no, reason being that these “athletes” are students before anything, including a celebrity. College athletes, especially those who play football or basketball, are being compensated more than fairly enough through their scholarships as is. It’s public perceptions that the NCAA and/or the university these students attend are blatantly neglecting them....   [tags: Education, Student, University, Bowl game]

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The Unexpected Truth About Athletes

- Having knowledge of the entertainment world, it seems to be a fast-paced, competitive business. Over the years, sports has been integrated into entertainment, therefore, it has contributed to a business of its own. The goal of a business is to increase revenue and to make a profit, by any means necessary. In regards to sports, society displays this field as male dominant because of the idea that males can be more dominant in the world than women. Also, women’s sports did not come about until the 20th century, while male sports can be traced back to the first Olympics in Ancient Greece....   [tags: sports, education, professional, college]

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Sexual Harassment of Student Athletes

- Silence One out of every four college woman has been a victim of rape. Through the decades, men are seen as the alpha male seeking to use aggressive behavior towards women, which is exactly what is happening. Women are told that they are no one in society, to stay quiet “or else”, or the fear of loosing “love” which makes women more applicable to be subjected to instances such as rape. Even further more, in college many women are in a learning process in their life where many of these instances occur....   [tags: rape acts, sex descrmination, college ]

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Sports and Professional Athletes

- New Balls Please Sport is as old as mankind itself. Participation does not depend on race, sex, age, social or financial positions. Most sportspeople exclaim that it is who they are. Slide one displays what someone once said, “The love of the game is in my heart, which spreads to the blood that I bleed. The passion of playing is in my skin, which is shed when I sweat. Playing isn’t something that you do; it is a part of you.” Professional athletes can only compete at the top level because they are the best in their specific discipline....   [tags: discriminatory behaviour, sexism]

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College Athletes Are Considered The Elite Or The Best

- College athletes are considered the elite or the best in their own sport among young adults and some will go to any length to be just that. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an athlete is defined as "a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, and stamina ("Athlete  85). If a person is not at his/her best physical strength, agility, and stamina, can they be labeled as an athlete. The health of athletes "has become of increasing concern as a growing subpopulation of athletes is suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other disordered eating patterns (Thompson 317)....   [tags: Eating disorders, Anorexia nervosa]

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The Female Athlete: The Image and the Ideal

- The Female Athlete: The Image and the Ideal The ideal images of female athletes presented in the films for this class have had a strong connection to the images of ideal women in society in general. Like the ideal image of women, there are many variations of the ideal image of female athletes. While Dare to Compete tracked the evolution of the role of the real female athletes, the feature films we watched presented varying views of the ideal female athlete, which has been different in different times and places....   [tags: Women Sports]

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The Benefits of Participating in Team Sports

- Literature Review "There can be little doubt that intercollegiate athletics is one of the significant filters through which the public looks at American post-secondary education" said Lapchick, Sperber, Telander, and thelin (p. 1). This leads to multiple future college student-athletes being recruited by college coaches. In addition, Mixon, Toma and Cross stated, "The public's image of an institution as well as it’s attractiveness to prospective students are often influenced by the performance of its athletic teams" (p....   [tags: women athletes, student athletes]

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Athletes and the Effects of Pre-Game Jitters

- ... Early in his book, Lawrence identifies that pre-game jitters are in fact a humongous problem that athletes face today. They focus on the “pessimistic” side of things and get the subject to detour away from the task at hand. In another study done by Nohria, it was found that among male athletics 79% experienced some sort of jitters before game time. When female athletes were polled on the same topic, 85% said they had experienced pre-game jitters also. It can be determined by the results presented that athletes in one way or another do in fact experience pre-game jitters....   [tags: psychological and physical effects]

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Female Equality in Sports

- Equality. A concept that this nation has strived to achieve. But in the 21st century, the question remains, are we equal. In the world of sports, participants from all over the world have come together to show their skill and compete with one another. For many young men getting up to such a degree is a goal that requires much skill to accomplish. But, for a woman such a goal is merely a dream, for we live in a world where a female athlete is not accepted in society. In the 21st century, female and male athletes differ enormously....   [tags: Title IX, sex descrimination]

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Gender Identity As A Female

- I define my gender identity as a female because I was born a female, look like a female, and act like a female. While a female usually has a curvy body, long hair, a soft face, a male is tall, muscular, and with short hair. A female shows off traits of being affectionate, nurturing, beautiful, delicate, and dependent, while male traits display strength and independence. Those who define themselves with a female identity must portray those traits and characteristics listed, just like male identities must show the inverse of whats listed above....   [tags: Gender, Gender identity, Masculinity]

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Gender Roles Of Female Women

- Women have forever had this label on their back of being too small, too weak, too feminine, and too boring. The traditional gender roles of the female interfere with the extortionate nature of competing in sports. Men are usually the ones to go 100% and give whatever they got, and to show masculinity while doing it. The standard masculinity of being strong, smart, and taking charge over dues the feminine traits of being soft, gentle, and polite. That’s what society has taught us to learn and accept....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Masculinity, Woman]

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Female and ACL injuries

- A 16 year old, female high school soccer player, Lindsey Robinson tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) from a soccer game. Interestingly, she was not the only one in her team who injured her ACL, but also several of her teammates have torn the same ligament as well during the soccer season. Lephart (2002) found that women involved in physical activity are more susceptible to acquire the ACL injuries than men who are involved in the same physical activity (as cited in Ogden, 2002). According to “ACL Injury Prevention” (2004), the numbers on female ACL ruptures have been increased for the past ten year....   [tags: Sports, Soccer]

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The War Of Female Cadets

- wp-1474256415914.jpgThey were disbanded because there was a group of male cadets coming through who enlisted thinking they were going to be air force cadets. General Marshall decided he needed ground troops. So they were all transferred over to ground troops, and they were all really upset by that. I understand where the cadets were coming from, but these women were targeted by some of these male journalists who called them all kinds of names--"glamor girls," for example. This journalist is kind of our villain in the story....   [tags: American films, English-language films, Thing]

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The Impact Gatorade Commercial have on Athletes

- You’re in the middle of the most intense workout of the season, your muscles are burning, you tired, sweating, and thirsty. What better thing to drink to than Gatorade. Gatorade is the official and favorite drink of many professional athletes in sports worldwide, and when Gatorade makes commercials or starts an ad campaign, it tries to garner the attention of athletes or people interested in sports, and with the Gatorade commercial I’ve chosen nothings different. This commercial for Gatorade drinks targets athletes of both, male and female of all ages, by appealing to their need for achievement, aggression, and domination....   [tags: gatorade, kevin durant, dwyane wade]

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The Three Elements of the Female Athlete Triad

- The Three Elements of the Female Athlete Triad For an increasing number of women in the United States, a concern or preoccupation with body weight and size is a constant pressure. Female athletes, like most women in our society, are also often pressured to conform to certain ideal body sizes and shapes, as dictated by the entertainment and fashion industries. Female athletes, however, face a twofold pressure. They face the burden that our culture places on all women to be thin, but they also face the burden from coaches, parents, and other athletes to succeed in sports and look good doing so by maintaining an unrealistically low weight....   [tags: Athletics Women Health Papers]

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Self Esteem in Athletes Compared to Non-Athletes

- Self Esteem in Athletes Compared to Non-Athletes The correlation of playing competitive sports at college level and self esteem are measured. Subjects were given the Barksdale self esteem questionnaire to fill out and levels of self esteem are measured by scores out of one hundred. The subjects are then separated into categories determined by gender and whether they played sports at the college level. The results indicated that the elite athletes have a higher self esteem than non athletes....   [tags: Papers]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid For Their Time And Effort?

- One of the biggest ongoing arguments in the United States today regarding college athletes is whether or not they should be paid for playing. Like every argument in the world, analysts are can fight on either side. Even though there are cons of this topic of discussion, there are just as many pro’s if not more in favor of paying the college athletes. After observing this ongoing dispute, I believe student athletes should be paid for their time and effort. The first point I would like to target is how much time a student athlete puts into the sport that the athlete participates in....   [tags: Education, University, Student, School]

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College Athletes -- Pay for Play?

- College Athletes -- Pay for Play. There have been ongoing arguments over the past decade of whether or not college athletes should be paid to play. Many argue that they do not have time to get real jobs because the requirements for the sport that they participate in are far too demanding. Others cite that these athletes are provided full scholarships to attend the schools at which they are playing the sport. However regardless of the argument, I still feel that college athletes should NOT be paid to play....   [tags: College Sports Salary Players Essays]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Athletes Use Drugs

- In the world, there are a ton of drugs being produced daily and at a faster rate than ever before. These drugs used to be hard to access but now all one must do is go on the internet and can have them shipped to them within two days. Some of these drugs are from different countries so the individual cannot read the ingredients or warning labels which are a major risk take. One can be consuming a substance that can potentially kill them and if he or she is an athlete, can get them banned from competition if the drug is found to be illegal....   [tags: Muscle contraction, Muscle, Muscular system]

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Persuasive Speech: Steroid Use Among Athletes

- My issue over the concern of athletes have been struggling with the usage of steroids has widely spread among athletes and others; not only do steroids give an athlete a hard times but it’s also an unfair advantage to the other athletes and what they’ve accomplish. “Besides making muscles bigger, anabolic steroids may help athletes recover from a hard workout more quickly by reducing the amount of muscle damage during the session” (“Steroids in Sports”,2005). Now a days steroids are everywhere as an athlete....   [tags: Performance-enhancing Drugs]

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Steroids Use Among Athletes

-   Abstract:  With the increase of competition has also come the need to become bigger and stronger than the opponent.  The use of steroids among athletes has caused the focus of the game to change.  No longer does an athlete want to win by doing their best, but they want to become bigger and have an advantage over the opponent.  Ultimately, all athletes feel that they need to use performance-enhancing drugs to compete at the same level. Despite all of the warnings and information on performance-enhancing drugs, athletes continue to use them and overlook the potential health risks associated with steroids....   [tags: Drug Use in Professional Sports]

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Athletes Changing Gender Roles

- Athletes Changing Gender Roles It's not uncommon for male and female athletes involved in sports that "threaten" the traditional roles of men and women to be stereotyped and made fun of for being less than what a man or woman should be. It is not deemed "normal" for a man to be a ballet dancer, synchronized swimmer or ice skater because those are traditionally "feminine" sports. The barriers to men becoming involved in traditionally female sports may be harder to overcome than those in front of women participating in traditionally male sports because there is a certain level of novelty when a woman tries to participate in a male sport....   [tags: Athletics Women Feminism Essays]

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Drug and Alcohol Use by Student Athletes

- Drug and Alcohol Use by Student Athletes The topic that I have chosen is student athletes' use of drugs and alcohol. I'm interested to see if the old theory that student athletes tend to stay away from these things still holds true today. From my own personal experience as a former high school and college football player, I doubt that this is true. I'd also like to find some studies that may compare student athletes to the general student body to see if there is a correlation of usage between these two groups....   [tags: Papers]

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Alcohol Consumption Among Athletes and Non-Athletes

- ... The pressure of not being able to participate in the sport because of an injury, and not being able to be part of the team can cause psychological harm motivating athletes to consume alcohol (Ford, 2007). Nonetheless, theoretical implications were applied to previous studies to support the claims of why athletes consume more alcohol than non-athletes. According to Frye et al. (2010), the Social Norm Theory is a reason why student athletes drink more alcohol than non-athletes. The social norm theory indicates individuals’ behavior relates by false perceptions of how other individuals think and behave in the social environment (Perkins, 2002)....   [tags: maladaptive college health behavior]

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- Pay To Play: Should College Athletes Be Paid. Does it make sense for an academic institution to run a multimillion dollar entertainment business, which is what college football and college basketball have become. Does it make sense for these institutions to pay the student-athletes who participate in these football and basketball programs. The reality is that college sports programs, namely the "big name" programs such as football and basketball programs at marquee schools, are businesses that stand to make a large amount of money for their respective schools....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why Female Soccer Players Are More Prone

- Why Female Soccer Players Are More Prone to Tear Their ACL Did you know female athletes are more prone to tear their ACL. Statistics show female athletes are two to eight times more likely to tear their ACL than male athletes.ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. It is located in the center of the knee. It is one of the most important ligaments out of the four around knees connecting the bone to the knee joints. The ACL provides stability to the knee, minimizes stress, and prevents the tibia from moving forward....   [tags: Knee, Anterior cruciate ligament, Ligament, Bone]

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Female Discrimination in Intercollegiate Sports

- Female Discrimination in Intercollegiate Sports Through the history of human kind, there are evidences that females were excluded from almost everything, including sports. For example, in Greece there are evidences in the form of paintings and sculpture indicating that only males were allowed to participate in sports. Females were absent from these pictures because they were “unable” to play sports. Females were considered too fragile to play, too weak to stand up to the challenge; their definition of female was a “home wife.” They could not imagine female wrestling, fighting or participating in other sports because of their ideas of “women” as weak....   [tags: Athletics Feminism Essays]

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Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports

- Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports Sports are one of the great American pastimes, but the reality is that sports have encouraged a very distinct separation between males and females in the American society. The attitudes acquired through sports are learned on the field and breached into the real world to create conflict between the sexes. The issue of gender inequality goes far beyond the sports world, yet male dominated organizations form and support the sexes. With this separation of sexes we see the social and cultural strain on athletes participating in opposite gender sports, because society frowns on women participating in male dominated sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Aboriginal Athletes in the World of Professional Sports

- Aboriginal Athletes in the World of Professional Sports Terrence and Jordin Tootoo grew up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, in Canada’s arctic region. They were like other Inuit children in Rankin Inlet in many respects: They were brought up to respect the customs of their people and they enjoyed the resources the land around them provided- they learned to hunt and fish for food like the others. However, the brothers were also different from their peers in one main respect- they were blessed with a love for the game of hockey, and also with extraordinary amounts of talent which would enable them to leave their native community to pursue the dream of professional hockey....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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College Athletes Should Not Be A College Athlete

- Being a college athlete requires, year-round dedication. In order to be a college athlete, one must be willing to not only put time and effort in on and off the field, but in the classroom as well. Student athletes attend between twelve and twenty hours of class each week, and they are required to put in much time with practice, daily and games whenever they are held. College athletes can put in around twenty to sixty hours of practice a week, even during the off-season. After sports seasons begin, almost all of a college athlete’s time is spent dedicated to their sport, while somehow trying to maintain time to study, eat, sleep, and stay healthy....   [tags: Full-time, Part-time, University, High school]

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Personal Development Student Athletes Experience Within University Sport

- The purpose of this study was to study coaches’ viewpoints on the personal development student-athletes experience within university sport. Discover the ways in which coaches understand, enable, and facilitate the personal development of student-athletes. How they facilitated opportunities for athletes’ personal development through sports. The article give personal examples from each coach that was interviewed, in not numbers or a certain population of student athletes. The research came from both male and female coach with their personal perspective on development of athletes, with hard data....   [tags: University, Higher education, Education, Student]

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College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

- To gain further insight into my assumption that college athletes should not be paid because they receive a free education, a place to live, and special treatment within their universities, I conducted a survey with 100 people on the campus of Old Dominion University between November 1st and November 5th. I also decided to do an observation of various news outlets that have conducted research of the sports industry within college sports to help me better understand my assumption. The survey I conducted online through SurveyMonkey took the data from 100 people that answered questions concerning the payment of college athletes....   [tags: University, Student, Education, Money]

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College Athletes Should Be Paid

- High school students begin to stress about college and their tuition prices they are going to have to pay. On the other hand, athletic high school students begin to stress about not getting injured and picking the best school to shape them as an athlete and provide them the most scholarship funds. Often times, athletes that want to continue their athletic career beyond college look for the biggest and baddest schools in order to get their name out there. The problem with choosing these big schools is the cost that comes with them....   [tags: High school, Education, College, University]

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Should College Athletes Be Allowed?

- Cases combine to create questioning on whether the backgrounds of NCAA athletes are monitored enough by recruiters. Schools bring in athletes that have major past offenses. By granting scholarships to players with criminal backgrounds, crime rates automatically increase in the NCAA. Reduction in acceptance of student athletes with highly active criminal backgrounds will substantially descend criminal activity and bring less attention to the association. Coaches must learn to overlook the talents of their recruits to realize that accepting athletes with criminal backgrounds will have a long-term effect on the entire association....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Criminal law, Assault]

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