Homosexuality And The Male Athlete

Posted: April 30, 2013 in Taboo in the News
Tags: , , ,

Taboo: Homosexuality in male sports

Recent News: The fact that the NBA’s Jason Collins coming out as gay created so much attention shows that, to some extent, it is still taboo to confess your sexual orientation if other than straight. As of now, it is still seen as abnormal for male athletes to confess to being gay. Nevertheless, Jason Collins has proven how far we have come as a society in regards to freedom and equality. Much support, admiration, and appreciation has already been placed upon Collins from former and current NBA players and coaches, gay right activists, and even the President of the United States.

Outcome of Crumbling Taboo: The breakdown such as this has more positives than negatives. It promotes equality and freedom. It allows us all to be what we are rather than what others want us to be. The more male athletes that come forward as openly gay will only serve to decrease the stigma associated with homosexuality. Until it no longer becomes courageous to come out as gay, though, we will not see true equality. The very reason why this is seen as courageous is because it still is taboo, albeit a taboo showing its cracks.

  1. F.G.M. says:

    As usual, a very clever analysis. Congratulations. In fact, taboos are perfect keys to understand a society.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s