The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that. Married women had very little rights compared to husband. One major human right violation was women 's lack of property rights.. Even if the property belonged to their family, once they were married that land became their husbands. In divorce and custody battles, mostly favored the husband.
People judge me as “the white girl” and therefore assume I won’t play as well as my colored teammates. Of course, sometimes this is true, but on the other hand, it’s nearly impossible to ring true all the time. On one of the AAU summer basketball teams I played with, I was one of the two white girls in our year. Everywhere we went, she and I were presumed to be the worst players on our team (this wasn’t true). She and I were very different players, but we both were able to prove most people wrong.
After the Civil War the men returning didn 't take nicely to women and their new found jobs that they had acquired while the men were gone. This women 's empowerment movement became the beginning of suffrage. Suffrage was the women 's movement to gain the right of equal pay for equal work, the right to vote and the right to work in the jobs that she was capable. Not but a few women were against it, and most men didn 't support it either. Throughout the early 1800’s women had been piling up with new restrictions that had prevented them from living the same normal and peaceful life that men in the world had acquired decades ago.
Many women athletes drop out of sport rather than continue being subjected to the constant harassment and abuse. They endure the sexual attention of their male coaches or peers because of fear, desire for athletic reward, low self-esteem and ignorance of who to turn to for help. Typically, abused athletes keep quiet because they fear that they will be accused of consenting or just make up a story. Recent studies by Women Sport International indicate that sexual harassment and abuse is just as much a problem in sport as it is elsewhere in society. Many sports organisations do not have adequate mechanisms in place to help protect frightened athletes and to exclude harassers and abusers.
In the article, “Move Over Boys”, by Sara Maratta, she argues that women have very limited roles in the sports industry, and that the lack of gender equality is present because of the preexisting stereotypes about women’s involvement in sports. According to Maratta “Female athletes are just as capable and accomplished as the men, yet fans do not give them the chance to prove that they deserve to be admired and followed” (Maratta 539). Maratta's point is that our society depreciates women in sports, because we have the misconception that men are suppose to be better than women in everything they do. Maratta also claims that female athletes must look feminine at all times to be acknowledged in the sports industry (Maratta 539). In other words,
Even though women 's lives improved during the 1920s in many ways, they still faced inequality in the workplace. Women gained the right to vote and new freedom in the 1920 's, but they were still discriminated against in the workplace. They were prevented from most well-paying jobs and middle and upper-class white women were expected to stay home instead. Most poorer women still held jobs that were low paying and struggled to work to support themselves and their families. Women worked longer hours and got paid significantly less than men did.
The gap between men and women has always seemed to be prevalent in our world it seems like it. From working wages to basic rights, women always seem to not be considered equal to men. In professional sports, for example, female athletes are paid less than their male counterparts, even if they execute better than them. "I cannot think of any other industry that has such a wage gap, really. Depending on country context and sport, a man can be a billionaire and a woman [in the same discipline] cannot even get a minimum salary" (Beatrice Frey, sport partnership manager at UN Women).
These changes were a brave start, but women in America still had a long journey to go, and many remained unemployed housewives due to the sexism glorified by the public and popular women’s magazines. In the twenty first century, it is socially acceptable for women to become doctors, scientists, or hold almost any occupation a man would. As of 2013, 74 percent of women are “active in the U.S. workforce,” (Kurtz). Although a women 's place in society has come a long way, there are still many injustices between the genders. In the United States, some jobs only pay women eighty four percent of what their male counterparts make for working the exact same job (Friedman et al.).
A good example is the way female leaders are treated by the media. Female leaders are constantly disrespected and sexualized in the media. The vulgar jokes made about Sara Palin to the petty comments on Hilary Clintons looks. These messages are powerful to young women because it shows how the American public doesn 't take female leadership seriously or women in general. The harmful effects of the medias message on gender are everywhere from the number of eating disorders to the lack of females in STEM jobs.
Women are also receiving over 10,000 scholarships a year. In an interview with Gail Marquis, a member of the 1976 Women’s Olympic Basketball Team, she describes what Title IX meant to her. Although Title IX has provided more opportunities for women to compete, it has come at the expense of some men’s sports. Many low revenue men’s sports programs were cut due to schools needing to meet Title IX’s restrictions and give more resources to women’s programs. The worst hit sports include wrestling, swimming, men’s gymnastics, and track and field.
In the article “I won. I’m sorry.”, Mariah Burton Nelson shows viewers how tough to be female athletes in our society since many people still believe that sports are for men but women. They claim that femininity is about beauty, weakness, and uncompetiveness. Therefore, to be accepted as a real winner in sports games, besides wining the games, female athletes also have to win the audience approval in which female athletes has to present both strength and elegance. Moreover, female athletes have been facing an unfair coverage on the media.
Being a freshman in college is already hard enough, but joining a club is more of a push if you do not know many people at all . Lexcie Lewis was very anti social , had fews friends, and didn’t really care too much about joining clubs, because she felt she did not have the time to do so. In high school, Lexcie was always the quiet one that no one really new. She wasn’t so quiet, she just did not socialize with many. At home, she never went out and she was of a family person, she enjoyed staying home.
Throughout the ages women have faced varying degrees of sexism and during the progressive era this was a very prominent issue, women had finally had enough of being treated as second class compared to white males and simply males in general. They weren’t allowed to vote, own property if married, they were extremely restricted in what types of jobs they could get and often encouraged to just stay home, not to mention the large wage gap between white males and white females ensuring that on their own women would be hard pressed to survive. In many of the divorce cases the women were still required to take care of the children even though the male technically had custody. Sexism all though not as prominent today is still a very big issue, ranging
In his essay “John J. Macionis” which appear as The Twenty-First-Century Campus: Where is the Men? And this article show how the women have great social equality after long time of being not accepted in college. He describe who the women were not welcome in all the colleges or universities in United States in one century ago. Few years ago the number of women who go to college has increase until they finally matched the men. Moreover, the low income make more women go to college then men, and that because they able to find a jobs without needing for college degree.
Most men that like women want women but underestimate their abilities. Most people believe that women are not good at sports as men. Women completed the same accomplishments and more just as men. Men and women not get the same pay amount ever since President Nixon signed law title 9 in 1972 ( Title IX and the growth of women’s Athletics). Nowadays women plays every sport that men play.