Beauty and the beast : the rhetorical construction of the female in mixed martial arts Public Deposited

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  • More women compete in sports currently than ever before. However, the historical tensions which relate to their participation--as athletes and as females--remain. Mixed martial arts (MMA) has proven to be the most visible introduction of females into sports that have traditionally been considered exclusively for men. Gina Carano and Cristiane Santos were the first women to headline a major MMA event. Through their participation they violate conventional standards of womanliness and highlight complexities associated with the social standards of femininity. This study examines how rhetoric produced by the male voice constructs the identity of the female in MMA. Karlyn Kohrs Campbell's "The Rhetoric of Women's Liberation: An Oxymoron" is applied as a method to the rhetoric employed. The purpose of this study is to determine how substantive and stylistic features operate within the rhetoric to construct the identities of Carano and Santos. This thesis indicates the important insights that can be yielded when rhetorical criticism is utilized.
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