Jennifer F. sent in another example of the emphasis on female athletes’ looks. Here’s a recent screenshot from the Yahoo! Sports website:
So, ok, awesome, we have a featured story about Hope Solo, a member of the U.S. women’s soccer team. Except let’s take a closer look:
Yes, that’s right: the article emphasizes not her recent amazing performance in the World Cup, but rather how her skill and beauty make her marriageable. Sigh.
rachel s — July 30, 2011
ughhhhh. Seriously, how far have we really come?
Tristen Euterpe Warner — July 30, 2011
Boner Killer — July 30, 2011
Very saddening but what is even more saddening is how this is the "norm" in the media.
ocean — July 30, 2011
She is also the only one out of all of those guys who is smiling.
Hope, Love, Beauty — July 30, 2011
The article is a play on words, as she was proposed to by a potential future business partner.... Way to take things out of context.
Anthony Tantillo — July 30, 2011
If we just integrated our current sexist system of sports, this would not be a problem.
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