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Eating Disorders & Athletes

Athletics are a great way to build self-esteem, promote physical conditioning, and demonstrate the value of teamwork, but not all athletic stressors …

The Media's Sexualization of Female Athletes: A Bad Call for the Modern Game

Latest in Women's & Gender Studies<p>2017, Vol. 9 No. 11<p>Men who choose to work in Early Childhood Education (ECE) face both discrimination and a …

Male Body Image and the Average Athlete

• Share on Twitter<br>• Share on Facebook<p>Professional athletes have come to represent the pinnacle of physical ability, serving as a cultural image of …

Body Image Issues Are Not Just For Women

Body image issues are prevalent within our perfection-focused society. We are told to conform to impossible beauty standards, to fit a certain body shape and that if we don't look a certain way, we aren't beautiful. We have diet fads and crazes thrust upon us to try and encourage us to get that …

Body image concerns more men than women, research finds

More men worry about their body shape and appearance – beer bellies, "man boobs" or going bald – than women do about how they look, according to research.<p>More than four in five men (80.7%) talk in ways that promote anxiety about their body image by referring to perceived flaws and imperfections, …

How The Media Makes Men Hate Their Bodies Too

The grocery store checkout seems specifically designed to make you hate yourself. So many magazines on the shelves, so much focus on fixing our flaws.<p>…

Fitness

Male Athletes and Eating Disorders

You may not think male athletes and eating disorders go hand in hand. Typically those who excel in sports take exceptional care of their bodies, eat …

Gender Stereotyping in Televised Sports: A Follow-Up to the 1989 Study

Feminine Muscularity: Reshaping The Cultural Understanding of Beauty

<i>Photo courtesy of TIME</i><p>I stared at my middle school crush from the sidelines. He was perfect, but I wasn't. I had a bushy unibrow and braces, which I color-coordinated the bands to match my school uniform. My confidence was fleeting, but I knew one day he would be mine. "I want to play," I yelled, …

Why Aren't Women's Sports as Big as Men's? Your Thoughts

With the women’s World Cup in full swing this week, <i>The Atlantic</i> has two pieces examining the differences that female soccer players face compared to their male counterparts. Arguing that soccer is a “feminist issue,” Maggie Mertens is frustrated that female players don’t get much attention from the …