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Misrules of attraction

Whither those nasty online comments about accomplished female athletes

Updated: June 5, 2012, 5:55 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Another bad week for good manners.

If you've ever been to graduate school, you know all about the "male gaze," in which the world is presented and then understood from the narrow viewpoint of the heterosexual male. You'd also know about the male gaze if you've ever seen a beer commercial or been to Hooters, and you'd save $100,000.

Anyway, the male gaze often manifests itself in sports as that series of boorish comments you find tacked to the bottom of ...

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