Women should be limited when competing in ‘men’s sports’ and avoid combative sports Stereotypes are often depicted as negative labels and this is the same in sport, but sometimes stereotypes can be quite accurate. Some sports are most definitely pigeonholed in terms of gender and this mainly falls down to the physicality of some sports. The sports that some would say fall into the category of ‘women’s sports’ are volleyball, softball and netball to name just a few. Two of these three sports are completely limited to females, softball (an adaptation of baseball played by males) and netball, a sport not played in America but particularly popular in the Commonwealth nations. The third sport that is commonly seen in North America as a ‘women’s sport’ is volleyball.
In addition, the opponents of Title IX might also agree that football should be withdrawn from the Title IX’s list as women do not play football. Nevertheless, before making the statements that a sport should be eliminated in the Title IX equation due the lack of one gender’s participation, one should consider other sports where there are only a small number of men compared to the women participants. Particularly in volleyballs and field hockey, they are males and females player. However in this case, men participants are outnumbered by the females athletes (Zimmerman). So, should volleyball and hockey be removed from Title IX privileges too?
The question gets a little murkier when it comes to one of the great dividing lines between the sexes: sports. On the one hand, both interest and participation in organized sports is still a predominantly male thing. On the other hand, when any culture makes the effort to level the playing field of opportunity, female participation rises dramatically. In 1972, before the enactment of Title IX, the landmark law that ensured gender equality in educational opportunities, only 7% of high school athletes were girls. Today it 's 42%.
Our culture has shaped baseball into a sexist and gender biased sport; therefore, women are taught challenging, feminine game of softball. Today our culture continues to support the traditional gender roles that do not include women in certain athletics. Just turn on a baseball game or two and the proof of this can be seen- or not see, to be more precise. Not a woman can be found on the baseball diamond.
First of all, some argues that the tittle IX grants equal sporting opportunities for both male and female students; however, the inequality or unfair treatment for female athletic student still exists. At every high school or college, young female athletics are still facing with the discrimination on the playing field. Women and girls just receive only 42 percent of the opportunities to play sports in high school and college even though female were half of total students.
The Title IX is a law that requires all education programs, mainly sports, that are federally funded to have gender equality. In 1906 the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was created for formatting and enforcing rules in men's football, but it soon became the ruling body for college athletics. The NCAA was great for men but not so much for women, women did not get athletic scholarships and there were no championships for women's teams. In 1972 the Title IX was signed by President Nixon and passed, allowing more women to join sports teams and get college degrees. Currently there are more than 2.6 million girl athletes in high school and more than 150,000 in college.
Introduction Bang! The sound gavel signifies a seventy-five million-dollar lawsuit win for Erin Andrews. In result of a stocker, and poor efforts on the side of a hotel, Erin Andrews is feeling the effects of the media who continue to make waves over a stocker and a hidden video made of the superstar reporter. Though the incident has been done and over with, Erin is still feeling the penalties of the media, penalties that could ultimately hurt her career. It makes me wonder if the media hurts or helps women’s careers in athletics.
Title IX When Title IX was passed, one in twenty-one high schools girls played a sport. Most people think Title IX only applies to sports, but athletics is one of the many areas addressed by the law. Women were not able to pursue their dreams as much as men. They were not able to show their true talent that most women had. Even though Title IX stated that no one should be denied benefits all over the world systems were still not up to par and were not equally fair.
As I sit on my bed deciding on what to write about, I glance over at my trophy case. Glittering with golden light, my trophies remind me of all the accomplishments I have been awarded during the short span of my life. My accomplishments are mostly involving either cheerleading or softball. I have been a part of both teams for six years now, counting middle school. On the softball team I can play any position except for pitcher.
Over time so many women and men have been effected by Title Ix. I bet you are wondering what Title Ix is. It’s the law that prohibits the discrimination of sex of any educational program or activity it allows women to do basically what men can do like sports. From 1972-2016 it has impacted the lives of so many women, today we see so many women basketball players, tennis players, volleyball players, and even soccer players and so many more.