Crazy Today: “hegemonic masculinity and reconceptualizing competition”

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No, really. This comes from the Journal Of Philosophy In Sports. Yes, that’s a real thing, too

Toward sport reform: hegemonic masculinity and reconceptualizing competition

Hegemonic masculinity, a framework where stereotypically masculine traits are over-emphasized, plays a central role in sport, partly due to an excessive focus on winning. This type of masculinity marginalizes those that do not possess specific traits, including many women and men. I argue sport reform focused on mitigating hypercompetitive attitudes can reduce this harmful and marginalizing hegemonic masculinity in sport. I make this argument first by challenging the dichotomous nature of sport, especially in recognizing that all outcomes are a blend of winning and losing, that ties are relevant and informative outcomes to contests, and that winning and losing do not always tell accurate stories of the outcome. Secondly, I contend that expanding the potential outcomes in sport can help broaden the emphasis of competitive sport to take into account playing well and improving, in terms of both the test and the contest. I conclude that these reforms decrease hegemonic masculinity, making sport better for all.

It’s like someone use one of those programs that just spit out words in a seemingly coherent pattern. Really, I started to go and put a few lines in bold, but, they’re all wackadoodle.

Expanding outcome? Games can end in a win, loss, or tie, depending on the sport. What else is there? It does look like Ms. Coleen English (isn’t English considered raaaaacist now? Along with proper Grammar?) is setting up women to be considered hothouse flowers who need tons of protection (probably via government) rather than being people who can compete.

But, hey, I wonder, if we shouldn’t focus on winning and losing, then why are Democrats so utterly Level 10 Unhinged over Trump winning and Hillary losing?

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3 Responses to “Crazy Today: “hegemonic masculinity and reconceptualizing competition””

  1. Dana says:

    The data show that 100% of the people who are upset about sports — and other things — being goal oriented to winning are losers.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Pfft. It was written by a chick.

  3. Dana says:

    “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” — Red Saunders, quoted by Vince Lombardi, lamented by Hillary Clinton

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