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1.18004 Homophobia in Women's Sports.
This paper examines the issue of homophobia in women sports. It first defines the socio-cultural origins of homophobia and its link with sports. It then explains how gender stereotypes forces girls and women to fulfill certain expectations leading to the development of gender logic of sports. Finally, it concludes that despite a rise in the number of athletes, homophobia persists in sports world.
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Filename: 18004 Homophobia Women Sports.doc
2.18955 Afro-American Women and Competitive Sports.
This paper is written about C. H. Gissendanner. He, primarily, opines that the gender separatism and the distinction between competitive sport and the ideal of femininity as espoused by the Women's Division of the National Amateur Athletic Federation in 1923 did not hold ground with the African-American communities.
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Filename: 18955 Afro-American Women Sports.doc
3.900 Women in Sports.
This paper discusses the role of women in sports. Will the best women athletes ever in fact compete the best men, with or without size adjustments? The answer is yes. So far, women athletes have notched impressive triumphs over the top men in sports such as shooting, dog sledding, equestrian, and drag racing. And in one self-propelled sport, ocean swimming, the females emerged exceptional to men. The oldest of the female individual records, Jarmila Kratochvilov�'s 800-meter win at the 1983 World Championships, remains matchless and maybe unsurpassable. Kratochvilov�, dubbed the "Wonder Woman" of Czechoslovakia, was never caught in the use of drug tests in her day. The steroid tests that followed Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson's infamous disqualification at the 1988 Olympics was a shameful act for the entire athletic body.