Polygendered and ponytailed : the dilemma of femininity and the female athlete / Dayna B. Daniels.
By: Daniels, Dayna B.Material type: BookCall no.: GV709 .D36 2009Publication: Toronto : Women's Press, 2009Description: xiii, 213 p.ISBN: 9780889614765; 0889614768.Subject(s): Women athletes | Femininity (Philosophy) | Sex discrimination in sports | Masculinity in sports
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198) and index.
Gender: nature or nurture/fact or fiction -- Knock knock ... Who's there? The science behind the myth of gender -- The sexing of femininity -- The embodiment of femininity -- The shape of her skin -- You throw like a girl: gestures, movements, and postures -- Putting on your game face: the body as an ornamental surface -- The end game: a new polygendered beginning.
"Dayna Daniels argues that the femininity-masculinity divide prevents women athletes from being taken seriously in their sports. As long as sports remains a male domain, girls and women who participate will be viewed as other masculine to begin with or masculine through their involvement. By embracing a polygendered way of being, which emphasizes this similarities between women and men, female athletes will be given the chance to achieve their full sporting potential and be judged for their performance, rather than their appearance."
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