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    Foucault and the Glamazon: The Autonomy of Ronda Rousey.Pam R. Sailors & Charlene Weaving - 2017 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 11 (4):428-439.
    In this paper, we examine the case of Ronda Rousey, a high profile female Mixed Martial Arts fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. We argue that Rousey represents a female athlete who can be considered a gender transgressor yet simultaneously a Glamazon. The case of Rousey will be applied to gender transgressor theories to demonstrate that Rousey counters traditional discourse which holds that exhibiting stereotypically masculine traits implies not being an authentic woman. Female fighters face criticisms for being “unfeminine” or (...)
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    Examining 50 Years of ‘Beautiful’ in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.Charlene Weaving - 2016 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 43 (3):380-393.
    The year 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. I argue that SISI is problematic for the continued struggle of women in sport given the nature and the extent of sexual objectification. The SISI has evolved over the years from a bathing suit fashion spread to a contemporary multimedia colossal. For example, to help celebrate the 50th anniversary, SISI teamed up with Mattel and featured Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Barbie in the February 2014 issue, and a special collector’s (...)
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    The Naked Truth: Disability, Sexual Objectification, and the ESPN Body Issue.Charlene Weaving & Jessica Samson - 2018 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 45 (1):83-100.
    We critically analyze four images of female Paralympians posing nude in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue from the years 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014. Past literature shows that media portrayals of female Paralympians emphasize esthetically pleasing bodies, able-bodied images and asexualization. Weaving’s continuum of sexual objectification was applied to assess the varying degrees of sexual objectification showcased within each image. From a feminist perspective, discourses of heteronormativity and ableism were applied to outline the concerns with female Paralympic representation in The (...)
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    Smoke and Mirrors: A Critique of Women Olympians' Nude Reflections.Charlene Weaving - 2012 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6 (2):232-250.
    In this essay a selection of images of women Olympians who have opted to pose nude in calendars, in Playboy magazine and in mainstream men's magazines is critically analysed. It is argued that when women athletes pose nude, their talent and incredible skill are trivialised because they are sexually objectified. Based on Nussbaum's theory of objectification, a continuum is developed to analyse the said images. The analysis highlights theories of sexualisation, heteronormative culture, and homophobia which are entangled within the apparent (...)
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    Cage Fighting Like a Girl: Exploring Gender Constructions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).Charlene Weaving - 2014 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 41 (1):129-142.
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship broadcasts Mixed Martial Arts fights in over 149 countries to nearly a billion households worldwide. In 2013, the UFC signed the first ever female fighter Ronda ‘Rowdy’ Rousey. In this essay, I argue that women’s participation in the UFC challenges traditional stereotypes of female physical passivity and Iris Marion Young’s claims about feminine spatiality. However, at the same time, UFC culture emphasizes traditional sexist views of femininity and submissiveness. In order to analyze how gender is constructed (...)
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    Prenatal Paranoia: An Analysis of the Bumpy Landscape for the Pregnant Athlete.Charlene Weaving - 2019 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 14 (2):176-191.
    I analyze the case of pregnant athletes, and argue that sexism surrounds pregnant athlete’s participation in sport. I claim that we stigmatize the pregnant body in action. Participating in sport wh...
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    The Complexities of Sport, Gender, and Drug Testing.Pam R. Sailors, Sarah J. Teetzel & Charlene Weaving - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics 12 (7):23 - 25.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 7, Page 23-25, July 2012.
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    Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Phyiscal Activity.Paul Davis & Charlene Weaving (eds.) - 2010 - Routledge.
    A useful resource for students as well as a thought-provoking source of debate, this collection is the first of its kind.
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    Core Workout: A Feminist Critique of Definitions, Hyperfemininity, and the Medicalization of Fitness.Pam R. Sailors, Sarah Teetzel & Charlene Weaving - 2016 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 9 (2):46-66.
    “Look Great Naked!” “Sexy Legs Now!” “Score a Perfect 10 Body!” These invitations appear regularly on the covers of glossy fitness magazines, always beside a photograph of a too-perfect-not-to-be-airbrushed, generally scantily clad, young woman. Are they really invitations or are they imperatives? What should we make of the apparently presumed connection between fitness and sex? These are the questions that drive this article, in which we distinguish between fitness and sport and provide a feminist account of fitness to set the (...)
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    Prescription for “Sports Medicine and Ethics”.Pam R. Sailors, Sarah Teetzel & Charlene Weaving - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (10):22 - 24.
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  11. Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sports.Paul Davis & Charlene Weaving (eds.) - 2010 - Routledge.
  12. Defining Sport: Conceptions and Borderlines.Shawn E. Klein, Chad Carlson, Francisco Javier López Frías, Kevin Schieman, Heather L. Reid, John McClelland, Keith Strudler, Pam R. Sailors, Sarah Teetzel, Charlene Weaving, Chrysostomos Giannoulakis, Lindsay Pursglove, Brian Glenney, Teresa González Aja, Joan Grassbaugh Forry, Brody J. Ruihley, Andrew Billings, Coral Rae & Joey Gawrysiak (eds.) - 2016 - Lexington Books.
    This book examines influential conceptions of sport and then analyses the interplay of challenging borderline cases with the standard definitions of sport. It is meant to inspire more thought and debate on just what sport is, how it relates to other activities and human endeavors, and what we can learn about ourselves by studying sport.
     
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  13. Sliding Up and Down a Golden Glory Pole: Pole Dancing and the Olympic Games.Charlene Weaving - forthcoming - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy:1-12.
    In October 2017, after an 11-year-old battle, the Global Association of International Sports Federation classified pole dancing as a professional sport. In this essay, I argue that pole d...
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