Female Athletes and the Gender Binary System
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In this article, the writer discusses that society is based on a gender binary system and that certain attributes are regarded as quintessentially masculine, and others as feminine. The writer maintains that deviation from this is not well tolerated by mainstream society, possibly because it threatens the patriarchal status quo. This essay discusses the challenges faced by female athletes due to the gender binary system.
From the Paper:Our society is rigidly structured on the basis of a gender binary system, which stipulates and prescribes that there must be two - and only two - genders, and moreover that these two genders are the opposites of one another. This system commonly posits the male as the norm, and the female as merely the "other," or simply the opposite of the norm. Within this system,
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