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STEPHAN R. WALK

In: Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport

Chapter 3: Moms, Sisters, and Ladies: Women Student Trainers in Men's Intercollegiate Sport

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Moms, Sisters, and Ladies: Women Student Trainers in Men's Intercollegiate Sport
Moms, sisters, and ladies: Women student trainers in men's intercollegiate sport
STEPHAN R.WALK

Few areas of contemporary society construct dualism of gender and sexuality and maintain heterosexual male dominance more vigorously than sport. Historically, sport has been characterized by bonding activities that are linked to antisocial and misogynistic behavior by male athletes, coaches, and other members of the male sporting fraternity (McKay, 1997; Messner, 1992b; Messner & Sabo, 1994; Schacht, 1996). As was demonstrated vividly in the 1990 sexual harassment of Boston Herald sports-writer Lisa Olsen by several members of the New England Patriots, the locker room has become a flash point for the conflicts that can arise when the misogynist milieus of some sporting subcultures ...

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