Stereotypes: The Hope Solo Dilemmas

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The Hope Solo Dilemma Who is Hope Solo? Hope Solo is a member of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Winners, the United States. She was a goalkeeper who helped lead her team to victory. Although many people view her as a hero, and a fantastic goalkeeper, more lies under the surface of this famed hero. Looking back at Hopes’ career people will find success at all levels of soccer, at the University of Washington, and with the national team. What viewers of women’s soccer seem to overlook when cheering on this admiral goalkeeper is her struggles with the law. Within the last few years, but even before then hope has been cited for many violence disputes, personal dilemmas, and bad publicity. Hopes’ background off the pitch is a messy one, she…show more content…
The major question is, should someone with this personal background be allowed to be a role model for many young children, but especially young women? The answer should always be no. If the answer is no, why is it that US Soccer seemed to brush the issue…show more content…
Basically if Hope would have been convicted of any of these crimes US Soccer would have been playing a convict in front of thousands of people. Why someone should be allowed to act in such a manor, but continue to be a role model in the public eye. Is it the fact she is the best goalkeeper in the world? Is it that she has been on the team for a long time? Even if both of those reasons are true she should not be allowed to play for the National Team, let alone a NWSL team. She should not be the role model of thousands of young children that want to be just like Hope Solo. If children are saying they want to be just like her, what does that actually mean? For little kids it means that they want to be the best goalkeeper that they can be for their sport, and team for their age. In reality it has a much deeper meaning that people are not aware of. It also shows support for physical assault, high use of alcohol, and an abusive relationship. Recently in our society physical assault is becoming extremely prominent. As a role model we would assume they have respect, leadership, dignity, and a strong image of self-worth and value. Instead
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