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class reading very interesting
Loved it! Messner really gets to the heart of a lot of the off-field issues with elite sports, through the 'triad of men's violence': against the self, against other men, and against women. He shows how it's not really possible to train someone to only cause pain and injury to others in one context (ie: on the sports field). For many people, if they're trained to hurt others on the field, they'll do so off the field as well. Messner also shows how when male athletes sexalise and objectify women