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    Women can be strong and beautiful without having to be sexualized by the media. Should women show a little skin to promote a brand or themselves and their sport? Although this paper is about women and the things they go through to remain thin, I have to say that men have been sexualized as well. Sports players such as Derek Jeter, David Beckam, and Rafael Nadal have all been part of the pretty boys in sports image. With respect to Wimbleton female tennis players have been playing in small colorful outfits that make them stand out in the courts. The sexualization of these athletes has added more pressure to fit into a specific mold. Implementing what is considered the female athlete triad. The female athlete triad includes eating disorders, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. It is possible for a female athlete to have one, two or all three parts of the triad (Olympic.org ).With 95% of eating disorders affecting more women than men (US National Library of Medicine 2014), it is important to recognize what these disorders are and how they effect the body. Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa which is a disorder in which where a person does excessive dieting and excercising to almost the stage of starving themselves (WebMD). This eating dIsorder manifestes when a person has a severe fear of gaining weight, no matter how thin they are they still see themselves as fat. If untreated complications can develop such as malnutrition or more severe organ failure. Those who have…

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    I have decided to write a response paper to Jamie Schultz’s: “Reading the Catsuit: Serena Williams and the Production of Blackness at the 2002 U.S. Open.” I really enjoyed reading her journal and all the opinions regarding Serena William’s infamous catsuit. Although there are some negative opinions regarding Williams’ choice of outfit and the way she presents herself, but she has challenged the normative white identity in women’s tennis. She has pushed the boundaries not only in tennis, but also…

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    Maria Sharapova Essay

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    After persuading her parents of her innate ability, Sharapova’s prowess in the sport at such a young age convinced her parents to travel––yet again––to Moscow for a youth tennis clinic. Sharapova’s attendance at this clinic proved vital to her growth as a professional. It was at this tennis clinic that the young Siberian caught the eye of the Czech tennis superstar, Martina Navratilova. Navratilova, impressed by Sharapova’s skill, convinced the parents of the young girl to seek out the Nick…

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    If someone were to go out and ask the general public to name one famous tennis player, almost everyone would answer Serena Williams. It is not just because she is a common household name either. However, it is because she has a natural talent that everyone recognizes. Her hard work has allowed her to achieve so many great things. Nevertheless, she had to start somewhere before she became the great player she is today. It is her determination to succeed that has made her my favorite tennis player…

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    Have you heard about Olga Kotelko, who became a successful, and acclaimed, track-and-field athlete, nonagenarian, at the age of 93? If not, then you'll be pleasantly surprised at the story that we are about to tell you. In fact, Olga's story ties into the debate on whether or not exercising changes the way your brain works, regardless of your age. All About Olga Kotelko Olga holds quite a few world records, plus hundreds of gold medals from masters events, which is incredibly surprising at…

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    Is #13 always unlucky? Ask Martina McBride! Her new 13th studio album “Reckless” debuted #2 on the country charts, so apparently not. Upon first listen to this album I thought it was mediocre; however, when I heard it a 2nd time I decided I loved it! How can you not love anything Martina sings? Her voice can be soft and beautiful as well as loud and just as beautiful! She has been nominated 17 times for CMA's female vocalist of the year and won 4 times! Her almost 25-year career speaks for…

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    The song Concrete Angel, was written by Martha McBride. This song portrays the story of a young girl who is being abused at home. The main theme in this song is that the abuse goes unnoticed. I believe the song was written to demonstrate society's apathy in calling attention to the ugly things in life. Throughout the song, people notice but do nothing. Many situations almost identical to the one portrayed in the song happen in real life. In this song several poetic techniques are used. Right…

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    Best Tennis Player

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    She has 3 at the Australian Open, 2 at the French Open, 9 at Wimbledon and 4 at the U.S. Open. Turning pro in 1975 and retiring in 1994, Navratilova was a true force of nature when it came to playing tennis. Of course, being one of the best, she got inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000. Weeks spent at the top of the rankings Probably the second best way to determine which are the best players of all time in this sport, is the number of weeks they were ranked number one. Even here,…

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    and the persons things to be seized”. Some say drug tests should be essential because no one knows the long term risks of drugs and that’s why they’re illegal unless prescribed by a doctor. “Young males admit they frequently “stack” performance-enhancing drugs in hopes of getting instant Results.” ( Why Drug Testing of Pro Athletes Is Essential." - San Jose Mercury News. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.) Many people have had big downfalls from using drugs and being caught up in…

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    to the kinds of Instagram post. In her Instagram, some of them are posted with #ad to distinguish other private posts or just posted the commercial or some images, so it is not hard to tell the difference between advertisements and private posts. As the characteristics of advertisements, it is easily understandable that the people who used an image character of advertisement are used because of their general images and their personality. So, we can easily find the connection between people used…

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