The Role Of Stereotyping In Sports

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Stereotyping is a main reason why people don’t seize the opportunity to watch or play a sport. Games such as rugby have connotations of masculinity, strength, aggression all of which are perceived by socialisation as unattractive traits in a women meaning the engagement from both sex’s is very lopsided with heavy coverage and engagement from men yet a smaller participation in women. Sports such as gymnastics also possess these stereotypical views of flexibility and to be associated with girls completely meaning men across the world will be sceptical about declaring there interest in that sport out of fear from being discriminated against or viewed negatively from peers colleagues and society its self-narrowing the sports audience and participants
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