Gender Equality In Sports Essay

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Equality furnishes the society with fairness and respect. Although women and men are equal under law, in sports there is a lack of equality. Women entering sports field is not new today, but the public’s focus always seems to be less on women’s sports and people don’t seem to discuss it as frequently as men’s sports because they think women are not equal to men or “women are not fit for sports” and other such stereotypical beliefs. With this belief, I want to create an understanding and awareness in people’s minds about how female sportspersons are no less than their male counterparts.

Global Perspectives: -

Although progression towards neutralization of gender inequality continues, some people have that stereotypical
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But the question arises, why were they denied in the first place? This denial was a result of their gender.
● Sexist comments are also passed on female sportspersons regarding their dressing while playing the respective sports.

National perspective: -

When I see from a national perspective, I realise the fact again that in India too similar situations prevail.
• Although in India male dominance in sports is more, it has several renowned female sportspersons too.
• India is very well known for its men’s cricket team. Although, there is a women’s cricket team too, but they lack public support and attention.
• Now if the Indian male cricket team is playing against another team the entire country sits down to watch it, whereas if it was the same, just with the female cricket team playing, not many people would watch it.

When movies like MS Dhoni(biopic of renowned Indian cricketer MS Dhoni) came up, people across India knew who he was and were excited to know about his journey in cricket, but when movies like Mary Kom(biopic of Women’s boxing champion Mary Kom) and Dangal (biopic of Women’s wrestling champions Geetha Phogat and Babitha Phogat) came up, they were new faces to

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