Rogue men and predatory women : female fan's perception of Australian footballers' sexual conduct

Mewett, Peter and Toffoletti, Kim 2008, Rogue men and predatory women : female fan's perception of Australian footballers' sexual conduct, International review for the sociology of sport, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 165-180, doi: 10.1177/1012690208095377.

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Title Rogue men and predatory women : female fan's perception of Australian footballers' sexual conduct
Author(s) Mewett, Peter
Toffoletti, KimORCID iD for Toffoletti, Kim orcid.org/0000-0002-5672-9090
Journal name International review for the sociology of sport
Volume number 43
Issue number 2
Start page 165
End page 180
Total pages 16
Publisher R. Oldenbourg Verlag
Place of publication Munich, Germany
Publication date 2008-06
ISSN 1012-6902
1461-7218
Keyword(s) Australia
female fans
football
sport
violence
Summary The 2004 Australian Football League and National Rugby League seasons started amidst claims made by women about players behaving inappropriately towards them. A raft of allegations surfaced in the media, prompting nationwide debate on the issue of sportsmen and violence. While sport sociologists have made important inroads toward understanding sexual misconduct by male athletes, much of this research appears to focus on the socio-cultural factors informing the perpetrators' actions. This study takes a different approach, analysing the perspectives of female Australian rules football fans to consider gendered narratives of sexual misconduct. Our findings demonstrate that discourses of individualism, along with a mix of socio-cultural and biological arguments, are used by women to reconcile players' misconduct with continuing support of their sport.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1012690208095377
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950407 Social Ethics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, ISSA and SAGE Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017903

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