The Stronger Women Get, the More Men Love Football by Mariah Burton Nelson
Sexism and the American Culture of Sports

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Nelson's provocative study explores the connection between the predominantly physical endeavors of sports and sex, the reflection of women's freedom in physical movement and athletics, and how men respond to these expressions of freedom, both on and off the playing field.
 

About Mariah Burton Nelson

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Nelson is a former Stanford and professional basketball player.
 
Published June 1, 1994 by Harcourt. 304 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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She offers cogent interpretations of the soap-opera quality of ``sports talk,'' the sexual language of sport itself, ``dominance bonding,'' or identifying with powerful symbols, the role of college sports in gang rape, the unhealthy dimensions of male coaches training female athletes, and an exce...

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A former professional basketball player with the New Jersey Gems of the Women's Pro Basketball League, Nelson ( Are We Winning Yet?

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