Athletes and Women Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Athletes and Women
A look at the growing problem of violence against women committed by professional and amateur athletes.
# 72898 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in English (Analysis) , Sport (General) , Women Studies (General)

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Using Jeff Benedict's "Public Heroes,Private Felons", this paper discusses the issue of athletes and rape and sexual violence against women. The paper explains Benedict's thesis that the glorification of sports heroes sends a message to them that their behavior will be tolerated.

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"Jeff Benedict's text "Public Heroes, Private Felons: Athletes and Crimes Against Women" is an expose of the sordid underworld in which an unfortunately significant number of amateur and professional athletes engage in sexual assaults, rape and other forms of violence against women. Benedict makes the point that the celebrity of these athletes and, in the case of professionals, their wealth, makes possible a lifestyle that is at best rampantly permissive and at worst criminal, at least with respect to the maltreatment of..."

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