Even though this is a great step towards the equality of genders in the area of sports, there is still much yet to be accomplished internationally, especially on the portrayal of women athletes by media. Boys are often encouraged to become athletes, or to become like their sporty idols, yet girls are discouraged when they express their interest in becoming like successful female athletes. Why is this so? In general, the most recognized sport players around the globe are men, such as Stephen Curry, or Lionel Messi, which media focuses on a lot. What the media does not provide as much attention to and do not urge the population to become like, are women athletes.
Women were not able to have that benefit as men had so it’s hard to compare both their sports knowledge and sportsmanship. Recently in this decade, we have seen magnificent women 's sports teams in soccer and baseball, which used to be only considered sports for men. Female athletes still have a struggle of when they get older because they are supposed to be the mom and take care of the kids and dinner but yet still have time to play and practice their sports professionally. An example, is that their is still a low ratio of women 's coaches compared to men and female coaches who have the potential to become leaders have not increased
Women will not want to risk their living and involve themselves in a field where they are often neglected. According to Erik, women will continue to face an uphill battle in sports performance. As women advocate for stronger pay, men will automatically come in and take over the coaching position since women are always more particular in certain
People are finally realizing women can earn the same amount of money that men athletes do, and the people are responding. Women’s sports have a great support team behind them. People are willing to take the time and watch them play. Women’s sports teams and athletes are becoming more and more sponsored. Women, athletes individually are also more looked upon, which is also a great sign.
These three are probably most important because they are sports that both genders play but the women’s side of the game still gains a lot of media coverage, definitely not as much as their male counterparts but more than other women’s sports. A woman competing with men is an on going issue and the differing analyses from liberal and conservative parties will be an eternal debate. Women should perhaps have the power to decide whether they want to compete against men, especially in non-contact sports. Furthermore, limitations on women’s combative sports should be up to the individual and the risk of hampering the reproductive organs would be solely down to the woman
Which has increased the number of woman participationing in leisure recreation such as sports, they are still influenced by social stereotypes such as sports. Even at an early age children think gymnastics is feminine while boxing masculine. She then goes on to references an article by George that states a stigma occurs when someone acts different then the social norm and also falls into a stereotype. This is definitely true for boys as they are more under pressure to conform to social ideals and show their masculinity. Schmalz, Dorothy L; at Clemson university and Kerstetter, Deborah L at Pennsylvania state university worked together on their research paper that is based on doctoral dissertation This article also talks about what people in general view as an acceptable vs unacceptable sport for boys and girls and the consequences that lead with not following them such as stereotyping and stigmas.
Although the women won the trophy, they were treated without respect and received no form of luxurious appreciation unlike the men, who flew first class without the final victory. They were expected to win because they were playing against other women and it wasn’t serious whereas it was permitted for the men to lose because they were playing against other men who were professionals. This is double standard in the professionalism of the male and female sports. The men are seen as professionals while the women are seen as just side dishes for the main dish, the men. Secondly, there is double standard in the area of skills for the Olympics sports.
Women athletes and women workers do not get the recognition they deserve. Men especially, look down upon women when it comes to their appearances, their knowledge and a women's physical and mental strength. In certain cases, a woman loses out on a job in the sports industry because she is exactly a woman. A male trainer can refuse to train women because of the parts her body has. Men and women have grown up in a world with the mindset that women know less than men when it comes to sports.
Sports and soccer are social practices which provide us with a wide range of social interaction with passion and emotion. If we think about English soccer and fandom, most people would picture a man drinking beer and supporting the team he is passionate about. Actually, this image is common, according to Tofoletti, female fans are more or less ignored; indeed, “historical studies have demonstrated the exclusion of women from many sports and their highly restrictive participation in others” (2013: 2). Certainly, it considers to what extent stereotypes of female in contrast to male sports fan reveal about gender differences in soccer. This paper argues that sexism is strongly embedded in soccer, meaning sexist attitudes and actions continue
There has always been a division between girls and boys when it came to sports. Some sports don’t offer a girls team such as football because it’s “rough” or violent. Girls shouldn't be excluded from boys sports because of their gender. There are sometimes some considerations if there isn’t a girls team for that sport but sports such as boy’s lacrosse should allow girls to play. Girls looks and feminism shouldn’t be the reason why girls aren’t allowed on a boy’s sports team.