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…
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…
once the family was peacefully settled in Sochi, the parents made the grave mistake of handing the soon-to-be superstar the tool of her future trade––a tennis racket.
Sharapova picked up the skill easily, despite her parents’ inability to afford a child-sized racket, “cut[ting] off the handle of an adult one for her to master instead” (Maria Sharapova, Notable Biographies). After persuading her parents of her innate ability, Sharapova’s prowess in the sport at such a young age convinced her…
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…
3. Australian Open- this is the very first grand slam of the year. The court here is made up of concrete.
4. U.S Open- this is the last grand slam that is played as a major. It is held in New York. Like all the above mentioned grand slams, it also has value of its own.
1.6 Sports Personalities
Indian Sports Personalities
1. Ramanathan Krishnan
2. Vijay Amritraj
3. Leander Paes
4. Mahesh Bhupati
5. Sania Mirza
6. Jaideep Mukharjee