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    review of the Roller Derby Athletics (RDA) website from a sport psychology perspective. The review opens with a brief introduction to roller derby, followed by information on the RDA team and website content. Specific content will be explored as it relates to sport psychology. Concluding with a critic of validity and relevance of psychological content. Women’s flat track roller derby, stems from theatrical, violent and entertainment based roots. In the beginning, roller derby was more like speed skating and not like the high intensity sport now seen worldwide (English, 2014). Yet, within ten years of the most recent reincarnation, 450 new leagues had formed. Unprecedented growth lead to the formation of The…

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    Court. Billie Jean King finally accepted his request to play her after few times. The winner would get 100,000 a win takes all match On September 20, 1973 in the astrodome in Houston in front of 30,492 fans. About 90 million people watching worldwide on television. She had to win for all women this was a very vital situation. If she didn’t win she said herself “I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn’t win that match,” she said later. “It would ruin the women’s tour and affect all…

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    Who is India Westbrooks? India Love Westbrooks, 19, is a female who got fame before she even realized she was famous. India gained so much fame at the age of, just 14. People started to love her when her pictures started going viral on Tumblr, she was so beautiful. Although, India has four other sisters and two brothers, she has remained the most popular. Her fame continues to skyrocket through Instagram, Twitter, modeling for clothing lines, her romances, and her TV show, “#TheWestbrooks,”…

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    Gender framing has been present in societies and cultures across the globe. There have been many instances where cultural values and upbringings have led to a view towards women athletes. The past few decades have been particularly eventful for women around the world. One thing prominent when comparing cultures from around the world is that there is a clear difference in viewpoint with each culture. I believe that there is are different views towards female athletes due to cultural aspects…

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    normally an unattractive shade of blue or green. Unfortunately, the issues revolving around Kings’ fashion choices were not the only challenges King was faced with. In the 1968 Wimbledon, Ron Laver received $4,800 while King was given $1,800 for her victory. There was an obvious gender gap in prize money along with the fact that women were not guaranteed any money unless the athletes qualified for the quarterfinals. King dedicated a portion of her life advocating for equity in women’s pay…

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    Slipping my boots on, my focus was fully on the task of getting my mare bathed and ready for the barrel race we were heading to that evening. My thoughts racing in my head as I reached for her halter and lead from the hanger on the tack room wall. I've been to barrel races so may times in the past twenty years that I should be at ease, but I'm almost more anxious now than I've ever been before. Walking toward the gate, lost in my thoughts, I'm wondering what the night ahead has in store for…

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    culture. The key entity to remember about stereotypes is that they do not apply to all, but are just a way for people to come to judgements faster (Brewer). Unfortunately, these stereotypes, particularly those describing women have hindered their ability to be treated equally to men. Many of these stereotypes have to do with the work place and home life. Men are expected to be the providers of the family, and partake in more hands on work. Women on the other hand are expected to stay at…

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    athletes make around $500,000 a year, which includes a period of time playing overseas to earn more income. The rookie salary is only a little bit over $35,000 if one is drafted in the first round of the WNBA draft. If drafted in the second round or undrafted but make a WNBA roster, then the athletes are paid at a lower scale. These numbers seem acceptable until compared with the numbers of the “brother” association, the NBA. The minimum contract for any NBA player is well over $400,000 of…

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    The WNBA has multiple attribute that have contributed to their successful since they have been established. In 1996, The women's team won a gold medal for basketball. The women that help start the industry Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, and Rebecca Lobo were…

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    up with a new game that was able to be played indoors due to the cold weather. Back in the days before the actual basketball was invented, they would play with a soccer ball. The basket didn’t have a hole on the bottom of the rim just yet. So what they had to do was, climb up to the top of the basket, throw the ball back down, climb down, then continue playing. Women didn’t start playing until a year after the game was invented. In 1892 a female instructor named Sendra Berenson also known as…

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