This is by being unable to participate in sports in high school and in college. That is due to them being women this shows that they are sexist. This come from mostly men but also women being sexist to each other. They believe that women aren't capable to play or do the same sport as men. Women are capable to play any given sport but many are opposed about women playing a sport and until this day that the amendment
The media coverage plays a crucial role in female sports and is a determinant as to how much athletes tend to make, so if the media don’t show women’s sports, how will there ever be gender equality in terms of prize money? “More than two-thirds said they could not make a living as a sportswomen” giving the impression that women are not being paid as fairly as men. Females are routinely paid less than males in most sports. This totally undermines the ideals of gender equality in the sporting world. Young females reading the article will reconsider becoming athletes, no matter how talented, due to the fact that two-thirds of the women currently in the sporting world are saying that it is hard to make a living as a sports
When a woman tries to do her own thing, she still appeals to the men for approval. Women’s power appears to be only measured by their relationship with other men. It is insinuated that women are not worthy enough to have the same power as men. Generally, the women is thought to act foolish and emotional to please the men. Women try to prove their equality to men, but generally, the masculinity is the superior
The three articles selected are entitled “The Gender Gap in Sport Performance: Equity Influences Equality” by Laura Capranica et al., “100 Women: Is The Gender Pay Gap in Sport Really Closing?” by Valeria Perasso and “Gender Bias in American Sports: Lack of Opportunity, Lack of Administrative Positions and Lack of Coverage in Women’s Sports” by Erik F. Person. Generally, these three articles discussed about the gender gap in the field of sports which is often ignored and neglected. The gender gap in sports included a few aspects such as opportunity, media coverage, pay and sponsorship as well as participation and position. It is obvious that the sports world is biased against women in terms of opportunity. According to Laura, Italy only
Sports that are labelled as feminine are often seen to be appropriate for women and is why once a Men plays a feminine sport they’re seen as gay (Koivula, 2001) sport such as figure skating, gymnastics, swimming and netball (Coakley & Pike, 2009). Coakley & Pike (2009), also explained that Men who are seen as nurturing and supportive of other people are defined as weak and a Women job, as they’re expected to play the support role for Men in sport. Once a girl decides to start playing sport, they may be pushed away from progressing by their parents, as society has made them believe that being a girl and having any involvement in sport, will attract lesbians and automatically make them one as well, which will create fear in the girls mind and make them conform to their traditional gender roles in society (Coakley & Pike, 2009) Judging Men and Women on the gender and their chosen goes against the CPSU safeguarding standard 5, as the criteria states that “the responsibility of adults and children to treat one another with dignity, respect, sensitivity and fairness” (CPSU, 2006. pp. 9). As more girls/women have got more involved in sport in recent years, female athletes are still considered to still be inferior to male athlete (Trolan, 2013), the reason for this because from the early stages of a boy’s life they’re taught to play sport and watch it as well, whereas girls are taught that’s sports is for boys (Trolan, 2013), also as Men are given this dominate context in sport, which may discourage the participation of girls and Women to take part in sport (Coakley & Pike, 2009).
Our ‘single story’ portrays the gender discrimination between men and women in which women are not on par with men in terms of sport and in particular soccer. Families and governments often discourage women from participating in soccer be-cause of its aggressive and masculine nature. Another reason, albeit not so present in today’s society, was that men in ruling bodies had feared women surpassing them in the sport. This deterred the women’s game from progressing further. Media also plays an important role in shaping the opinions of society towards women playing soccer.
When comparing Julia Roberts' cover to Blake Shelton's it becomes apparent how there is a double-standard when it comes to how the media portrays men and women. Other ads and magazines, as well as other forms of media, have shown throughout the history to repeat the same unrealistic beauty standard, focusing on perfection rather than realistic women and their true selves. Further, it demonstrates how women are not allowed to be sexy once they reach a certain age, while men become sexier with age and often are praised for signs of aging, such as grey hair. Magazines such as these can lead to self-esteem issues in women, particularly young girls who look at forms of media to get a sense of societal expectations. In order to fix this issue, magazines need to be cognizant of how their images and portrayals of women and men can impact people's images of themselves and others.
Even women at the highest level in any sport has smaller crowds and little publicity. Some places in the world, no one has any desire to watch girls play sports because they tend to be “uninteresting” and it isn’t because of equality, it is simply because we play non-contact sports and it can get boring to watch. But to others, girls sports such as volleyball could be their life and they would have no problem going to watch their local home team play against a rival. In many peoples opinion, girls should be allowed to play on boys sports teams just as much as boys are allowed to be cheerleaders. There should be no issue about it.
Women have come a long way in the fight for equality – in the 1970s women fought for things like equal pay and equal opportunities in the workplace, yet this is still an issue today. This is even relevant to sport as sportsmen earn more than sportswomen for doing the same job. For years’ gender inequality has plagued professional sports, with people suggesting women’s sport is of a lower quality and women will never be as good as their male counterparts. On my cover I decided to blow up a picture of Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya. She is the perfect example of a woman in sport, who has received a tremendous amount of backlash for being a female athlete.
These reporters often suffer harassment from fans and even the athletes they cover. Female sport journalists suffer an increased amount of critique because of a sexist society claiming women know less about sport than men. Another reporting field women struggle in is photojournalism. News photography positions at media organisations have been shrinking over the past decade no thanks to camera-happy smartphone wielders supplying the images anyone wants and needs. Though what’s more upsetting is the evident gender gap in this industry.