chapter  7
Femininity or 'musculinity'?
Changing images of female sports
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This chapter is about the feminine character. More specifically, it is concerned with images of the female in western sports, and how, in conscious and unconscious ways, they are constructed, reproduced and changed. These processes are overlaid with ideologies, some of which go back a long way in history and are so much a part of everyday life that for the vast majority of people they seem eminently sensible.