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.
However, the main purpose is to stop using federal money to support sex discrimination in programs. Title IX still exists to open up opportunities for women, offering equality for all people, and to advance women in professional sports while preparing them for the world. Title IX levels the playing field as well as opens up
Wambach is already eternalized in American soccer history as well as left her trademark on international play. Despite how much the sport will grow in the next generations, we have her to thank as much as anyone for her contributions to the sport for the waves of younger generations to come. Leaving us to think, if this commercial was not created to market Gatorade’s product by using the technique of association and bandwagon, what is the purpose of the advertisement in regards to Abby Wambach as a player or the sport of soccer? With her use of repetition and appeal to emotion, Abby Wambach wants people to believe she is no longer speaking as the most prolific international goal scorer in all of soccer, the most highly regarded leader in all of women’s sports, or tireless advocate for women’s sports and rights off the field. This was created to encompass the person rather than a player, to recognize Wambach as the individual and not as the
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
When Nick says, “And you oughtn 't to drive at all” he shows how he does not believe that women are responsible enough to drive a car or take care of themselves (Fitzgerald 58). This situation shows that even if women are independent, the social hierarchy will keep them below the status of men. Nick’s opinion on Jordan’s life shows that he, along with the rest of society, is not prepared for women to be fully independent. In reference to one of Jordan’s championship games, Nick says, “She wasn 't able to endure being at a disadvantage” (Fitzgerald 58). This quote from Nick shows that he and the rest of society were aware of the gap in respect and social equality between men and women, they just felt it was justified.
There will always be those who question how much of Title IX is actually responsible for these changes. The simple fact is that society is growing toward the idea of accepting females as athletes. Two professors at Emerita, Brooklyn College confirm the belief that “Increased participation and skill development by young women along with society 's greater acceptance of female athleticism has made sport a vital part of the lives of many young women and their families” (Acosta and Carpenter). Title IX has been a major catalyst when it comes to societal acceptance. The law influences people to accept the idea that women should have the same opportunity involving athletics as men have; it creates a guideline for our society that will result in the adaptation of a new societal norm.
Erin, The part of you post regarding woman being sports fans shed light on how gender norms have conditioned society (and me) to think woman are not generally interested in sports. I’m not a sports fan, and I don’t make attempts to pretend that I do; because of this I’m often in disbelieve when I hear woman talk about watch sports. During the Cavs season several female co-workers would mention watching the game, and in my head I would think you’re only watching the game because you’re husband is interested, or because it’s the big talk right now. This is terrible on my part for stereotyping that woman may not be genuinely interested in sports. The interpretation I have is common, and woman are often accused of simply engaging in sports to appear
Both adults and young fans could be educated on what they can do to make sure racism is kicked out of the professional game. As Pallade, Villinger, and Berger suggest, recruiting the help of the government and soccer’s most influential people would help accomplish this (12). By obtaining official backing from the government, awareness programs could be made more widespread. Securing endorsements from some of the game’s biggest players would also be very beneficial to the cause; seeing that these issues matter to professional soccer players could perhaps change the mind of the common soccer fan. This would also help to educate the average person on racism.
The documentary Miss Representation perfectly mirrors my thoughts and opinions regarding the inaccurate representation of women in the media and under-representation of women in influential positions. It was evident to me through my analysis of the documentary and my observations of the portrayal of women in the media that money is the contributing factor of not only the success of women in this country, but it is also our downfall. Money has prevented us from breaking down the barriers between women and the rest of society which has led to the media stereotyping women and undermining our abilities. Men aren’t subjected to the same criticism that women are in the workplace, films, television, social media, and their homes. Men have the power and respect in society and it seems that power derives from money.
Rationale and scope: - 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