Persuasive Essay On Sexism In Sports

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“I wonder how many times a Tom Brady is asked about how handsome he is, or J.J. Watt... it’s something that us female athletes have to deal with all the time,”(Hatch.) quoted by the famous Delle Donne of the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) Chicago Sky. Delle Donne is one of the many female athletes, who endure sexism in sports today. Today in society, people still struggle with the idea of females being involved in sports. Sexism is “ the unfair treatment of people because of their sex; especially : unfair treatment of women” (Sexism.) Many would agree that watching an all female athletic game, is not as entertaining as an all male athletic game. Men believe women are incompetent when it comes to sports talk. During a sports conversation, women tend to get ignored…show more content…
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. They have grown up with the ideas that, if someone is a woman she cannot train a man or do a man's job. The NFL has just made a difference in sports today with the first female assistant coach, yet there have been negative comments about that decision. Female athletes get vulgar tweets and other comments sent to them every day. It is extremely rare that a female athlete is held to the same standards as a male athlete. Delle Donne has proved that a female is just as great as a man, her free throw record is 95% while a male basketball player Steph Carry is only 90%. Sexism in sports is a continuing problem that our women athletes have to deal with every
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