The Stronger Women Get, the More Men Love Football: Sexism and the American Culture of Sports

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Explores the connection between sports and sex, the reflection of women's freedom in physical movement and athletics, and how men respond to those expressions of freedom

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This eye-opening book links gender-based pay and scholarship inequity with male violence and male domination in sports and society at large. As this book points out, athletes who rape and male coaches who brag of beating their wives are often dismissed by our culture with a "boys will be boys" attitude. Formerly competitive co-ed sports have been replaced with sex-segregated sports after a woman wins against male competitors. Those dubious signals sent to boys such as "don't throw like a girl" are all designed to glorify masculinity and keep it safe from so-called female interference and contamination.

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A former Stanford and professional basketball player, Mariah Burton Nelson is the author of the groundbreaking The Stronger Women Get, the More Men Love Football and Are We Winning Yet? A popular lecturer, she speaks to several dozen groups each year and has appeared on hundreds of television shows, from Good Morning America to Dateline to Larry King Live. She lives in Arlington, Virginia. She can be reached via e-mail at Mariahbn@aol.com.

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