Gender Inequality in sports is an issue as old as sport itself. I choose this topic because we as a society seem to sweep it under the rug time after time. Women in sports however, try to address the issue only to have it go on deaf ears, leaving them to continue in the sport hoping something will change. Over the last few decades, strides have been made, but he sport remains an institution dominated by men. These women, whether they are in sport or in the business world, want a fair chance to be on the same level as their male counterparts.
Baseball may not be the most watched sport but the sales in popular baseball movies in the past thirty years can also prove its popularity. According to Jonathan Mahler, "These include the millions of boys and girls who join thousands of youth, scholastic, collegiate and American Legion baseball teams, along with the men and women who play baseball and softball in industrial and semiprofessional urban and rural leagues, and the continuing interest in the history and cultural meaning of baseball, as measured by the sale of baseball books, the popularity of baseball films like “The
The societal norms of femininity and gender roles of women associated with basketball are often challenged by their involvement in the sport. The American culture has frequently labeled women as soft and weak individuals in regard to sports. Therefore, if they are to “challenge the masculine domain of athletics, asserting qualities like power, competitiveness, and ego” (Martinez, 2016), they are seen as too manly. There are many players like those former New York Liberty teammates of Candice Wiggins who are heterosexual. However, just like in any other sport there are
Woman suffrage was a rough time for woman. They proved in many ways, to men and the government, that they were capable of having the responsibility to vote. Except, no one seemed to care and thought that they were not ready. Allowing women to vote is a right because otherwise it would be considered oppression, women are just as capable as men to vote, and they will help improve the government. First of all, if women were not granted the right to vote, it would be considered oppression.
It is a concept to where if someone is male they are masculine, and if someone is female then they are feminine. It is an issue in many sports today because people tend to have a problem if they see any women participating in any male dominant sport that is deemed to be considered masculine. It shapes inequality in American sport by only allowing women to play in the feminine sports, when sometimes the women may want to be involved in any male or masculine sport. Gender conforming is when a female is supposed to engage in feminine sports or activities whereas males are supposed to engage in only
Role of Women in Ancient Empires Throughout the modern world, we mention the concept of equality between men and women and try to equalize their positions in society. It is illogical for women to ask and try to prove that they are equal with men because equality is something that are already given to humanity, but contradicting the role of women by men is what created the gap between them. By looking at history, we can say that accomplishing that goal of making their position equal is not easy. Whenever we start reading a historical context or myth, it is obvious that the role of women is not considered as important compared to men, and women won glory that time when they are mentioned in the arguments the least. If there are women that are mentioned as protagonist, the women usually are described because of their 'outrageous behavior '.
In our advanced 21st century, it is hard to imagine our society as anything short of perfect. After all, we have come a long way from our seafaring ancestors. However, the reality is that despite how we may sometimes avoid seeing it, our society is anything but perfect. A very prevalent issue today is that despite laws being set in place to enforce the equal treatment of men and women, women all over the world today still face poor treatment and discrimination. Because of how deep and long this problem has run, revising discriminatory laws may not abolish discrimination and legislating laws that endorse gender equality may not necessarily create equality.
In the modern era, everyone is striving to achieve equality among genders, races, and nationalities. While equality is a great thing and something that this country needs, war and combat are not the places that women belong. They have strengths and weakness that are better used in aspects other than on the front lines with a rifle. There are areas that women are superior, such as they are typically smarter than men in the military; therefore, an administrative role may just suit them better. Women are also more compassionate than men, making them a better nurse or doctor on base, caring for men who get wounded on the battlefield.
Confidence and nervousness were also two concepts that Messner et. al. found differed between commentary of male and female athletes. Again, in describing these traits in women, ambivalent language is often used- “That young lady Graf is relentless” (Messner et al., 1993). Using the phrase “young lady” by the commentator completely undermines the fact that Graf’s relentlessness was being applauded.
Stereotyping is a main reason why people don’t seize the opportunity to watch or play a sport. Games such as rugby have connotations of masculinity, strength, aggression all of which are perceived by socialisation as unattractive traits in a women meaning the engagement from both sex’s is very lopsided with heavy coverage and engagement from men yet a smaller participation in women. Sports such as gymnastics also possess these stereotypical views of flexibility and to be associated with girls completely meaning men across the world will be sceptical about declaring there interest in that sport out of fear from being discriminated against or viewed negatively from peers colleagues and society its self-narrowing the sports audience and participants