For Female Athletes, Double Standards Start at an Early Age

Female athletes not only have to be good at their sport — they have to be sexy. But not sexual, because then they are branded sluts. One tennis player describes the labyrinth of contradictory expectations: “I felt as if I had to up my attitude level a bit, to show people that I may be wearing this “girly” uniform, but I wasn’t someone to be toyed with, and that being “girly” wasn’t a bad thing.” Read more female athletes’ perspectives on Voicewaves.

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