Hegemonic Femininity In Women's Sport

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Judith Butler (1990) implemented a structure for understanding how hegemonic femininity is constructed and duplicated in women 's sport. Butler 's work focuses on gender and Krane (2001) applies this notion to understanding heterosexuality in sport. Butler suggests gender is a performative act in a way that individuals engage in behaviours that are seen as acceptable and appropriate for their gender but adds that this performance is not entirely voluntary on the individual 's part. Society has a set of unwritten guidelines known by everyone as how males and females should act and those who fail to comply with these culturally built guidelines are 'punished through negative social sanctions.’ (Butler, 1990:140). Krane (2001) uses Butler 's

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