Sports as a Generator of Hypermasculinity

? can be positive role models for young athletes; they are “? parents.” They do their best to help guide players through the game, providing both strategy and emotional support/advice for their teams. However, ? main goal is to win. In order to do so they often push onto their?a “win at (almost) all coast” mentality. Sometimes this comes out as playing dirty other times as aspiring for domination. But the? don’t always emphasize a on the? mentality vs an off-the-? mentality. In fact,? are often encouraged to apply their “game modes” to the working world. At times this seems to become confusing as ? have proven they too deeply internalize these values.

Moving forward, ? need to employ methods to separate the way people are on the ?  and off it. What might be constructive in one context (i.e., in game) can be harmful in another (domination complex). ? need to make learning about how to be off the ? as much of a part of their job as on it.


Or do these ideas need to change all together?

?= Field

?= Coaches

?= Player/Athlete

2 thoughts on “Sports as a Generator of Hypermasculinity

  1. bray2

    Maybe a way to avoid this is for coaches to focus on performance as a team, rather than victory. Teamwork is a super wholesome thing, very important for stud. athletes to learn. Why can’t a strong team unit mean more than a win?

  2. nalvarad

    Coaches need to be good role models, but also need to push their athletes to win. I think it is important for coaches to teach athletes to be competitive against themselves and encourage camaraderie to combat this domination

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