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.
The gap between men and women has always seemed to be prevalent in our world it seems like it. From working wages to basic rights, women always seem to not be considered equal to men. In professional sports, for example, female athletes are paid less than their male counterparts, even if they execute better than them. "I cannot think of any other industry that has such a wage gap, really. Depending on country context and sport, a man can be a billionaire and a woman [in the same discipline] cannot even get a minimum salary" (Beatrice Frey, sport partnership manager at UN Women).
With women in Sparta running businesses they could feel like they had a little bit of power which made the women work harder in Sparta(ancient history source books). Women in Athens had to stay home and they cooked dinner and they only were allowed to have five days worth of
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
In consequence we can see clearly how Erin Brockovich addresses many ideas as reversal of gender roles, sexual objectification, and inequality. Erin is mistreated and misjudged throughout the movie by men, and by her society for falling into a certain category, which is being a divorced woman. She is thus given a certain role, and is looked down upon by people, because to them she has failed the most important task in a woman’s life, which is to get married and stay married. It is thus a movie about self-awareness, and female
Especially if we speak about centuries BC. In some societies, women 's status improved gradually, while in other, it declined or remained unchanged. Throughout history, society has stereotyped women, making it merely impossible for women to achieve her goals and desires in life. In life and in this county women have always been treated as second best by biased men. Women have always been treated like they are never good enough for opportunities
The unequal pay of women is a pure form of discrimination. A presentation titled ‘In Tech Field, Women Struggle for Equal Pay’ by CBS Chicago supports the claims that women are underpaid in technical professions such as accounting. The fact that women are not treated as equals despite the fact that they work as hard as women is a form of discrimination in
Isabelle Hinkley writes in her article Why There’s Been a Big Drop in Women Coaches Under Title IX that 4 in 10 women coaches said they encountered discrimination in the hiring process because of their gender. In these instances, it is proper to enact Title IX. To expand it even more today could be even more damaging than helpful. It would be helpful to note the actual differences between men and women, where less go into sports and subsequently, less to coaching. This does not defend those who actually do discriminate against women in the hiring process or those who attempt to lessen women’s opportunities in sports and other intellectual fields, that is what the law is made to stop.
At the societal level, it is connected to sexist structure of the society as well as the family. Both the upper class and the lower class women are the victims. Lack of education and poor job opportunities for women are the factors due to which affect the middle class women. Because of the pre-decided roles of women by the social system, men are relatively confident that women are bound to them as she has no place to go, she is not economically independent and she has the burden of bringing up the children because society think that child care is exclusively a mother’s job and women who leave a children behind become social
Women are sexually harassed due to the way they dress at work. Consequently, women who dress in tight or revealing clothing are inviting men to sexually harass them (Lennon). The pay gap would decrease if women were more ambitious. Women do not receive raises or higher pay because they do not negotiate or even talk to their boss about it. Also, women choose to work less, which is why they receive less pay than men.
There are several reasons and excuse for the vast differences in the wages- lack of interest in female sports, lack of investors, lack of advertisers, low ticket sales- and more have been used to rationalize the way our country treats female athletes. Some might argue and say that the gender pay gap in any professional sports is fair because the men’s sports bring in more money. Others might say that women’s sports aren’t as entertaining. Should women athlete try to find a way to make pay for athletes equal, regardless of gender? There have been several comments made by men that show how badly women are stereotyped when it comes down to sports.
It is an imperative matter that we take a look at the impact of Title IX on sports as well as why it should be viewed from a multidimensional perspective. Women’s opportunities for competitive physical activity were restricted in America up until Federal Legislation, commonly referred to as Title IX, which later became law. It required American society to recognize a woman’s right to participate in sports on a plane equivalent to that of men. Prior to 1870, activities for women were recreational rather than sport-specific in nature. They were informal, noncompetitive, rule-less; they emphasized physical activity rather than competition.
Analysis – Section 1: Sex Tests To give a brief background, sex tests were created and administered by the International Olympics Committee Medical Commission (IOCMC) in 1966, and is used against women who had more masculine features than their peers. Jayne Caudwell, author of Sporting Gender: Women's Footballing Bodies As Sites/Sights For The (Re) Articulation Of Sex, Gender, And Desire, researched female-athletes and their experience with oppression in that sense. In fact, the test is designed so that men cannot get away with playing as a woman (Caudwell 378).