Mia glanced at the mens´ soccer team while at practice. She studied the way they danced and raced around wishing she could play the game with them. People say that girls are too fragile to play on boys sports teams. They believe that woman can not be as athletic as men, however, women can be just as athletic, strong, and even more of a team player than men. Girls should be allowed to play on boys sports teams because girls are just as athletic as boys, playing on boys sports teams can give girls a challenge, and girls deserve the same equality as boys in everything especially sports.
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.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias is one of the greatest female athletes to date. As her full name is Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias, she was given the name of Babe because of her accomplishment of “hitting five homeruns” in a baseball game during her early years (“Babe Didrikson Zaharias Biography,” 2015). Her talents at an early age helped her excel in multiple sports, such as basketball, track and field, and golf. Her outstanding performance in basketball began when she was in high school, as she was recruited to play for one of the top basketball teams in the country. Her strong skills led her to become “an All-American basketball player” during 1930 to 1932 (Henderson, 2006).
“It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom.” The movement of Lucy Burns mainly took place in the 20th century between 1913 and 1920. Many of her rallies and protest took place in front of the White House but some in other countries like Europe where she met Alice Paul in London in a police station. Lucy Burns took a stand towards her belief in women equality and she stood firm on her belief even after getting arrested 6 times, having her banners wording her beliefs torn, and the government only approving the suffrage amendment due to hunger strikes held by those who were caught and jailed, which was many.
Introduction With the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the status of women in China changed dramatically. Mao once said “Women hold up half the sky”. The government was beginning to realise the importance of women in the growth of society and that the liberation of women was necessary for the country to realise complete emancipation. “Local and national government and sports bodies provided equal opportunities, in terms of finance, coaching and training, to young girls who had sports talent.” The rationale for this research topic is that emphasis has not been placed on Chinese female athletes in bringing about improvement in women’s social status.
The Fearless Flier “Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do” (qtd. in "Amelia Earhart" ). Amelia Earhart did exactly what she said, she was the first lady and the second individual to travel fly solo the Atlantic. She loved to do things that were challenging. She broke more than six world records set by men.
In the 1920s everything was prosperous. The war was over, people had new jobs, speculation was good, and everything in America seemed to be full of unending possibilities. Along with all of the wonderful conditions of the economy, there were also great changes in society itself. Women began to gain rights and play bigger roles in the societal standard. Among these new roles was being an athlete.
In the 1800’s women were given no rights. The hierarchy in America back then was rich white, men poor white men, white woman, black men, and black women. Back in the day women had no education so they didn’t . They stayed home and took care of the house work like cleaning, cooking, groceries and lots more. Now women can get jobs got to school become lawyers and doctors and so much more.
Women’s ongoing fight for equality from the 1920s to the 1970s was reflected through their attire. The 1920s were marked by the shockingly short hemlines and their right to vote. While women struggled to get fair pay in the 1930s, they got hired more often than men, which gave them greater independence. However, due to the gloom of the Great Depression, women lost their confidence and their clothing became more conservative. By contrast, the 1940s provided greater opportunities as the United States went to war.
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.