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“Raindrops on a Window”: Race and Sex and the Framing of the Sheryl Swoopes Narrative

Lisa Doris Alexander

in A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038136
eISBN:
9781621039617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explains why Sheryl Swoopes’ revelation of being a lesbian did not negatively affect her reputation. It points out that Swoopes was not the first female athlete to admit homosexuality. ... More


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