A great article in the Huffington Post today about the intersections between the media, the male gaze, consumption, objectification and the politics of the athletic female body.
From the article:
“The players in this league are actually, really, phenomenal athletes. What are their choices? They have none: there aren’t other opportunities for adult women interested in professional football that match this one. Apparently, the price of playing is to accept your own objectification and sexualization and claim it as your own. Girl power”
girl power, indeed.