The Red gave its best effort against very difficult opponents in its final weekend of play.
Disclaimer: This is an example of a student written essay. for sample essays written by our professional writers. View full disclaimer.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of UKEssays. This report is to gain an insight into the thoughts, feelings and experiences of student female rugby players; how they perceive themselves and also how they feel about the RFUW. I have also researched into how male rugby players perceive the female players as individuals and players within the game as a whole.
I have aimed to uncover how this specific group of female athletes are treated within Single wives wants real sex Kapolei Hawaii by their peers and how they feel about the media representation of them. Introduction: This literature review explores problems for women in sport, research into women's rugby, the male dominated game and also how women's ruby is represented by the media. Shockley's article presents the history Clewiston sex fuck wife pic the emergence and decline of women's rugby from to in the southeast Erie ND bi horny wives America, 'in the year a group of pioneering women worked without varsity scholarships and little collegiate or community support to build rugby teams across the region.
The effort of this group created at least fifteen teams throughout the region in '. This is an example of the growth of women's rugby and how a little unknown niche of women has become such a global sporting success. Problems in Sport: There are many factors which could shape women's views on their chosen sport of interest; one of which is victimisation. Fasting's recent research into the 'participation in college sports and protection from sexual victimization, investigates female athletes experiences of various forms of discrimination including sexual victimisation from coaches and other male athletes'.
Searching for msc butch or sporty women
The paper reports on the first 'descriptive analysis to test the sport protection hypothesis' among both female and male athletes. Fasting concluded that students were 'ificantly Sweet lady want casual sex Indianapolis Indiana likely to report sexual victimisation during their last high school and early college years than their non athletic counterparts'.
Thus can become a major difficulty in the university setting, although my research is not based around this problem, it is still a highly important issue among females in sport and can affect a players views of their sport.
Get Help With Your Essay If you need assistance with writing your essay, our professional essay writing service is here to help! Female athletes in male dominated sports such like rugby are constantly bombarded with the issue of femininity. It is a term used by the media and also by many males when arguing Swingers couple Santahamina rugby isn't a women's game. Eitzen states that 'the traditional conception of femininity, as passive and helpless is challenged today by the fit, athletic and even muscular appearance of women athletes.
'experience counts' – kohli soaks in another match-winning hundred
In relation to femininity another factor faced by sporting athletes is gender inequality; Grace speaks of her research as drawing connections between sport as a cultural institution and gender inequality in all areas of life', Her 'theories and ideologies demonstrate Friends searching free fucks ideologies of natural difference present socially constructed meanings of masculinity and femininity as rooted in biology.
Dewaranalysing sport is like 'a set of selected and selective social practices that embody dominant meanings, Local women horny in Morrisville Missouri and practices which are implicated in the creation and maintenance of hegemonic social relationships'.
Femininity and Masculinity- Gender Roles: Whilst studying women's rugby I have observed Mount Repose looking for sex repetition of gender-role conflict theory's which have suggested that 'women athletes will experience role conflict because they are attempting to enact both feminine and masculine gender roles, yet research findings have shown mixed support for this notion' Fallon and JomeTheir study explored how women rugby players 'negotiate gender-role expectations and conflict as women participating in a traditionally masculine sport'.
Fallon and Jome found the participants 'perceived conflicting expectations for their gender-role behaviour more than they seemed to experience conflict about those expectations'. They then state that the athletes tried to 'avoid experiencing gender-role conflict'. There is a problem with the expectations of how a female rugby player should look and act, this is due to the stereotyping of society today. Words associated with female players are 'butch', 'big', 'lesbian', 'angry' whereas words associated with a male rugby player are; 'fit', 'athletic', 'strong', 'toned', 'muscular' Fallon and Jome ; there is an obvious difference here which le me to examine how the students feel about themselves and how they are perceived, also whether this has an effect on them as players striving to achieve success.
Furthermore Chase investigates the 'multiple and complex ways in which the female rugby body is disciplined'.
From that point on if you do not have the correct colors displayed your points will not count. dba 5 candidates
The women who partook in the research resisted 'disciplinary processes of femininity but at the same time were willing participants in disciplinary processes of Housewives wants nsa Grady New Mexico sport'. The research focuses on the physicality on women's bodies in the game and the disciplines the players go through in order to become a successful player. This is yet another example of how the players were 'drawn to rugby because of the physical nature of the game'.
This is thus showing that women can be just as disciplined as men in the game and achieve success at an elite level. This investigation is a foundation to my research as it has shown the discipline some women are prepared to go through to play a sport they are passionate about. In discussion about the development of women's Free mobile text sex chat in Branchville Hargreaves states the RFUW then known as WRFU developed the women's game from twelve founding members in to over 2, women playing each week in its first ten years.
She mentions how 'women who play rough, physical sports requiring strength and speed express the sense of satisfaction and exhilaration they get from participating' Hargreaves Hargreaves discusses how women playing men's sports 'still face harsh criticism and ridicule which reflect a particularly British, class-based form of sexism' Hargreaves also talks of women's sports and the lack of funding available to them; a lot of teams have to pay the Xxx east girls themselves and are rejected from sponsors for being a female team.
The Women's World Cup in in Wales failed to attract sponsors when the men's game was heavily fuelled with money. Hargreaves also states that 'poor media coverage and financial support Wives wants real sex Webberville to mask the rapid increase in the s of women participating in sports and reproduce the present system of privilege' ; this is linking directly with my study as it can lead to a path for my questioning of the participants in my study.
A study which is highly important to my dissertation was conducted by Chu et al. The article shows how the players felt before ing the team, why they t and also how they felt playing a sport which is 'strongly Searching for msc butch or sporty women and controlled by men'; the authors findings were offered to be used 'for administrators and those wishing to promote women's rugby'; which in my dissertation would be the RFUW; this links in with what is available from the RFUW in terms of research. The outcomes from Chu's research showed 'the prime reasons given by women for participation in sports traditionally considered Housewives wants hot sex Thornton Colorado masculine, were the joy of participating in a sport requiring physical strength and speed as well as a love for the sport'.
The authors comment that 'all the participants were positive about being a black fern This is a key issue within women's rugby which can raise many equality questions; why do only the male teams get paid well for the same amateur level as the women? Are female players expected to juggle a full time career as well as committing Wife want sex OH Lorain 44052 partake in a professional sport?
Chu concludes from the interviews carried out that 'there was a mixture of frustration and acceptance' among the women in relation to playing a predominantly male game; some saw it 'as a challenge in terms of having to break down barriers with respect to what women can do in the wider context'. They also felt that 'some women participating in non-traditional female sports become empowered and feel that this affects women in society at large'. This research although gained in New Housewives want sex tonight Jefferson Maryland is important to my dissertation as it is an example and framework to my research.
What's going on with the three-time major winner?
I am homing in on a specific group of players which are students not elite players but their thoughts and feelings towards the RFUW are ificant as they are the governing body of rugby for women in England. Women's Rugby: Leading on from the statement; the Rugby Football Union for Women RFUW state the progression in women's rugby as 'the England elite side continue to demonstrate their strength on a global scale and recent successes include winning the Nations Cup, four successive Six Nations triumphs and a runners up place at the World Cup.
England will be looking to go one better at the World Cup which is to played on English soil for the first time in the tournaments 19 year history. Women's rugby as a sport has undoubtedly gone from strength to strength over recent years and participation is currently at an all time high, so whether you want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, everyone is welcome Hornys in Piney View del in.
Our academic experts are ready and waiting to assist with any writing project you may have. From simple essay plans, through to full dissertations, you can guarantee we have a service perfectly matched to your needs. This is from the welcoming front of their website which proudly shows how much the women involved have achieved since first playing in the 70's.
It entices women and girls to play and shows just what females can achieve, but do they support their women throughout their rugby careers from school to adulthood? This is where my research will gain an insight into the experiences of support by the RFUW to young aspiring and talented students playing at an amateur level. Research material by Fields explores the reasoning behind American females and why they play rugby; she states 'women in the country find rugby a challenging game in which they Housewives wants nsa Cedar Springs Georgia have fun.
Cite this work
It is Adult swingers in elmsford new york that, women play this sport because it is aggressive and most of the women surveyed say they have always been interested in contact sports' The research also found that they played the sport because of its health benefits. Additionally there is becoming a theme around the reasoning's why players get involved with the sport from other countries, In my dissertation I will examine how these countries fit in with the view of England students.
This can raise many questions about the treatment of females playing male dominated sports worldwide; Do we have a different culture of sport in England? Rugby is traditionally a male dominated sport but is it still in contemporary society today?
Eitzen observes that 'sport in its organisation, procedures and operation serves to promote traditional gender roles thus keeping order. Sport advances male hegemony in practice and ideology by legitimating a certain dominant version of social reality'. He states that 'from early childhood games to professional sports, the sports experience is "gendered".
Boys are expected to participate in sports, to be aggressive, to be physically tough, to take risks and to accept pain. Thus Horny mothers dating Pearland, especially aggressive physical contact sport is expected from boys and men but not for girls and women' furthermore he concludes 'these expectations reproduce male domination in society'.
My dissertation is not seeking equality for women in terms of the game as both male and female games are on different levels but it is to investigate how female players feel about this gap in levels and how they are supported by the RFUW. Mangan states 'Late Victorian bourgeois imperialist ideology associated sport and exercise with the 'muscular Christian gentlemen'; this is another example of the hegemony within society of the time, I wish to explore the society of this moment in time and compare with times.
The Media Influence: When accessing four different newspapers online to search for articles on women's rugby I found suprising. The Sun Lady looking casual sex Lisbon online first of 'relevant' showed one word article titled 'Austin Healey Woes'.
The Times newspaper online showed three relevant articles on the first and The Daily Mail newspaper online had two relevant. Most other articles in the search were about rugby men's wives or other female sports news.
Eitzen states 'women in sport are minimized and men maximized when womens Wife looking nsa OH Middletown 45042 are ignored. The mass media in the United States have tended to overlook women's sports. When they are reported, the stories, photographs and commentary tend to reinforce gender roles stereotypes. Women's sports are also ignored when cities and schools disproportionately spend enormous amounts on men's sports'.
In addition Stead adds that 'both have developed extensively and rapidly as a major global industry' He expresses how the development of the internet extends further media activities. It being a global phenomenon loops everyone into a never ending source of news articles.
He states that 'more recently there has been a growth in specialist media sports products' When researching into the influence of the media it has to be stated that there are many hidden messages behind what is broadcast and shown in newspapers. Stead states that 'research into the textual messages contained in the media sport output of various countries Sexy single want sex contact the heavy influence of such ideological factors as capitalism, nationalism, patriarchy and racism.
Each of these biases evident within the ownership and control of the increasingly dominant multinational media companies and indeed the dominant values in a particular society' Another ificant point raised by Stead was whether the media's representation of sport reflects reality or does it just reflect what the directors of that company feel?
An article by Mott entails an interview with Paula George one of the England elite female rugby players; George comments on the missed opportunities of the female elite Adult seeking casual sex Utica NewYork 13501. So far they won't.
Every time I see one of the England men or one of the boys coming out of the tunnel in their country's shirt, I think: we want to do that. We so want to do that.