Hegemonic Masculinity In Sports

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Part of modern day hegemonic masculinity is sports. Some men are the athletes and some are game statisticians, knowing the numbers and the athlete just to fit in. Sports have been all about what makes a man, since the beginning of my own life I have been a part of hegemonic masculinity through sports. Elementary school sports was where it all started, being part of a massive football school where polarity didn't spawn from who was the most approachable but who could catch, throw, hit, and run the best from an early age. The next step up is High School sports, the ideals of popularity stuck from the early age fourth grade all through out my public schooling. To put it simply if you were not a football player you did not have a voice loud enough…show more content…
Most of them being large in size and being the best of the best and only showing signs of aggression and that they are here dominate the opponent. They have people looking up to them for what they have accomplished on the field and sometimes off the field too. But most importantly those who look up to them emulate who they believe this professional athlete is this blind following is why professional athlete perpetuates hegemonic masculinity through the youth. But, if more athlete showed their love for the game rather then hatred for their opponent, I think that would be a good first step. Professional athletes today can also give false hope and are contributing to a part of the self-destruction behavior for young athletes as well. To be dominate in the game one needs to be bigger, faster, and stronger then the person going up against and some who don't genetically have the elite ability, some move onto anabolic steroid or other artificial and dangerous substances to enhance their natural ability. I personally have never felt to urge to artificially enhance my body but, when looking up to professional athletes my whole life, its hard to see how I could be like one of them no matter how much I exercise for my
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