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    Females are always been criticized for their body size and their figure if she is a politician, actor, model it seems very easy to comment on their body, but body policing females is very wrong, so body policing means so it is an informal way to one person’s body appearance just because it did not in accepted society and norms. female athletes are always criticized for their sportswear because people think it is too revealing and they are putting wrong influence on society but how can their dressing affect others? she is an athlete she has a right to choose to wear in which she finds her comfort; some people need to change their perspective and start appreciating the incredible talent that female athletes have. For instance, Serena William had worn a fitted outfit in her French opens so people started commenting it is unacceptable she should have some respect of place and game, but her supporters defend her on Twitter and said put this policing on the end so like this there are many such incidents which women have to face. How about if we stop paying attention to what they wear and encourage her performance in matches and give the respect which she deserves without passing vulgar comments on her body image. Female athletes should break their silence start giving replies to such unkind people, these policies can nothing spoil your career in sports because these policies are not acceptable in a legal way so females do not need to fear from anyone. break this stereotypes and female sports players concentrate on their sport which is more important.

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    In the 2009 Berlin World Championships Madeleine Pape, an Australian Olympic runner competed and lost in South Africa’s Caster Semenya. These championships are now infamous as Semenya won the gold and because the athletic authorities openly suggested she was given an unfair anatomical advantage, breaking her privacy. All too well known is Semenya’s humiliating ordeal. For decades, sports authorities have limited the involvement of women in sport via “sex tests,” which target women athletes who have greater than usual natural testosterone levels due to their gender variances. The regulations refuse to allow these ladies to participate as women in races that go from 400 m to 1,000 m unless invasive tests and medically unwarranted treatments are taken.
    This is explained in detail in a new Human RightsWatch research – how the rules of sex testing including the existing test iteration, damage women’s athletes on and off the path. Equality for women in sport is a continuing undertaking, and pay equity and sexual assault initiatives are gaining steam. However the exclusion of some women from the larger objective, because of sexist and racist stereotypes. Even sportsmen are being put in the same box, only now that women’s sportsmen are critiqued not only for the size of their bodies but because of choice of costume they are poked and stirred by the media. As a punitive tool and as a means of control, in the Foucaultian sense, the sport has used dress code, as well as for material reasons sexualizing bodies. Serena Williams and others were punished with the suspension from the French Open in 2018 after they donned a cat-suit because it was allegedly disregarding the game and its position. Disrespect of female sportsmen does not cease ex-post decisions on the other hand but also states the enthusiasm of police forces.
    The time has come that these outdated rules and regulations should be discarded completely and we should pave a way for gender equality in sports.

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    Women are offenly criticized by their outer appearance and it is not compulsory that only models or actress are been get judged by their outfit but also female athletes are getting judged by their appearance and it also known as body policing. We all know that social media platforms and media usually focuses on their dressing sense or outfit of women due to which society gets the chance to make it highlight. Female Athletes are the one who try to make our india proud by playing international Olympics but no one will make highlight or breaking news, like they do judge female athletes by their outfit. People need to understand that they should see their talent instead of judging them by their appearance. Society thinks that female athletes are influencing others by wearing sportswear and they shouldn’t wear it. Why people are having such kind of thinking? They need to understand that females can wear anything in which they are comfortable, they has rights to make choices for herself no one can judge or stop her. By being in competition obviously female athletes should wear comfortable clothes. People need to appreciate and support female athletes instead of making her uncomfortable or discouraging her for no reason. If people are having problem with female athletes appearance than they need to change their mindset because there is nothing wrong in their outfit. And females need to take stand against wrong instead of staying quiet they need to give reply on such things for herself and career. Female Athletes should also get treated equally like male athletes and media needs to more appreciate female athletes. Society need to break stereotypes against females athletes they should start making change in their mentality towards it. Encouraging and supporting is the only things people need to focus on rather than body policing female athletes.

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