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Structured Inequality Sport and Sexuality
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Homosexuality Meets our earlier definition of a minority. Defined by the majority as different and deviant. Author asserts that homosexuality is not a social problem, but the societal response to it is.
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Prominent Homosexuals in Sport Glenn Burke (Baseball) David Kopay (Football) Greg Louganis (Diving) Martina Navratilova (Tennis)
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Homosexuality in Women’s Sports Women in sport typically face more scrutiny about their sexuality than men. At the ancient Olympic Games, women caught observing the male athletes competing were put to death. When the Olympics were revived in 1896, women were allowed as spectators only. Women still not allowed to compete in all events.
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Homosexuality In Women’s Sports Women in sport faced possibility of losing social approval. Sometimes seen as masculine lesbian sexual predators. Some theorize that lesbian and feminist sport participation is a threat to male domination.
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