Inequality In Sports

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Gender inequality is defined as the unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals wholly or partly due to their gender. Gender inequality within sports can refer to unequal pay rates between male and female athletes and the athletes being treated differently. As of today, many female athletes suffer from discrimination based on gender. There are companies choose to sponsor male teams over female teams, making the wage gap even larger between male and female athletes. The second major medium for gender inequality within sports is simply the biasly split attention society has. Many studies have proven to show that male sports have been portrayed and highlighted more often than female sports (Morris, 2016). Personally, as a student athlete at Seoul Foreign School, I have also noticed the difference in attendance for female student games in contrary to male student games. It is perplexing to know that approximately 40 years ago, women and girls were deprived of the opportunity to play sports at all. Including universities, colleges, high schools, junior high schools and major events. Therefore, gender inequality is prominent within…show more content…
Whenever Seoul Foreign School hosts a volleyball game, it is always the boys varsity team playing before the girls varsity team. Due to the rules, the winner of the game has to win three sets out of five, scoring 25 points on the opponent. Volleyball games can go on for a few hours, having the girls volleyball team to wait on the bench, which results in the team not being able to play at their full abilities. This is also a form of gender inequality in sports. The social stereotype that suggests that boys, compared to girls, are always more interested in sports has not been scientifically proven. However, due to social influences, traditional gender roles and peer pressure, girls eventually become more inactive in sports, activities and
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