Conformism In Sports

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For my paper I am going to go into detail on why female athletes should be allowed to participate in any sport because they are a female and they should be allowed to be in a feminine sport or a masculine sport. The whole concept of a sport being masculine versus feminine is the traits that go along with the sport. I will get into those more when in the body paragraphs, but I chose to focus on this concept because it is a major problem in today’s society. The concept is called gender conformity. It is a concept to where if someone is male they are masculine, and if someone is female then they are feminine. It is an issue in many sports today because people tend to have a problem if they see any women participating in any male dominant sport that is deemed to be considered masculine. It shapes inequality in American sport by only allowing women to play in the feminine sports, when sometimes the women may want to be involved in any male or masculine sport. Gender conforming is when a female is supposed to engage in feminine sports or activities whereas males are supposed to engage in only masculine sports or activities. According to Joe Coakley, females are supposed to be only involved in feminine sports, and males are supposed to only be in masculine dominant sports. This is because it is not socially acceptable for a female to be in a male sport and it is breaking gender boundaries. (Coakley, 2017) Also, according to another article I found, Ray Jones, Audrey J. Murrell, and
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