Yes, and one of the main reasons form that I see is that there are not as much female professional sports than male. When I look at college sport pages and you look at the sports there are more female sports than boys’ sports at some schools. Even though they have more sports to play most of them has no opportunity further they sport careers. In the Playing Unfair video it said “we infrequently see images of women athletes as athletes” this got me thinking of RSM 317 and the 6 ways the media portrays the female athlete. Out of the 6 ways you really do not see Athletic competence. Athletic competence is the way the athlete is portrayed in uniform, on court, or in action. An example of how men differs from women is http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/media/2.0/teamsites/warriors/images/CurrySICover_ForWeb.jpg and http://www.tampabay.com/resources/images/dti/rendered/2015/12/500198452_16443158_8col.jpg both of these photos are link to 2 sports illustrated cover magazines. One is Stephen Curry shooting a 3 point shot and the other is Serena Williams in a non-athletic cover shoot that has nothing to do with her sport. “Youth sport was preparing a generation of boys to work in the factory (Eric Anderson).” In the industrial revolution this what they were putting money into youth sport for. Some of it was to prepare them for the military. In history sport has already been going but playing a sport was mainly for men to play it and not women. In today’s world now it has got
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While participation of women in sports has increased, the media representation of women in sports remains problematic. Even the most talented elite female athletes like Michelle Kwan and Monica Seles are portrayed in a sexual fashion, as a way of deemphasizing their athleticism and neutralizing any possible threat they might seem to pose to male viewers. Very few male athletes are portrayed in such an objectified manner; they are portrayed as competitors first and foremost, not as personalities. Also, the media coverage of athletes is disproportionately focused on male athletes. The coverage of female athletes tends to stress individualized female sports where women can be sexualized like tennis and figure skating, versus competitive team sports like basketball and soccer.
Women in professional sports fits into the Sex and Power: Global Gender Inequality class because many female athletes have experienced the inequalities in a professional sports setting. Female athletes are being put down by gender inequalities, causing less females participating in athletic programs. Women athletes are being paid less than their male counterparts. Along with being paid less, female and males are receiving unequal benefits in the form of scholarship, media coverage, transportation, and stadium conditions. The professional sport’s world is filled with the obsession of body image and sexuality. Through this obsession, female athletes have been abused from the people they trust the most. There is an increasing inequality in women’s professional sports in the form of pay, sexuality, and abuse.
There are hundreds and thousands of athletes all around the world but the main problem in the athlete world is gender inequality, women are not shown equal as men. They are discriminated in many ways such as pay, employment opportunities, value of women 's sport, media coverage etc. Despite the federal law passed called Title IX that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination." there is still gender inequality women are considered less than men. No matter what happens people will always have inequality against men and women because of the environment they live in and how they were raised. Women are
Women have struggled for more than two centuries to be taken serious as professionals. There should not be a double standard in sports especially if it is loved and played by both genders. Over the years, females have competed against the stereotype of being too fragile both mentally and physically to play strenuous sports. The passion and work ethic of the female professional athletes is just as strong as the males and everyone should be treated equal and be able to have a chance at making a better living for themselves as well as their family. One area that still faces a continual struggle in sports is gender equality. Female
According to Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in [the] Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” Because of the establishment of this international document, much progression toward the equality of rights for all with inherited and acquired traits has been achieved over time. In particular, gender equality has made a great deal of headway since the Olympic Games in ancient Greece. Even though this may be the case, there is no doubt that female athletes are far from considered equal as compared to male athletes in modern sports. In today’s sports society, women athletes are still discriminated against based on lower salaries, less media coverage, and lack of opportunity.
In today’s world, men’s sports seem to always be in the spotlight while women’s sports do not draw much attention, as if women who play sports are not taken seriously. This happens on all levels of sports, and I have personally experienced it myself through basketball in high school. While the gym would be full for any of the boys’ games, our games had very little support with almost empty bleachers. When it comes to the professional level, when women’s sports do get covered by the media, most people judge female athletes more on their looks rather than their athletic skill, which is negative and unfair.
I mean, surely in todays world people understand that females do exercise? That the nice sheen on our bright red faces is actually sweat and not some sort of glittery substance that causes us to look amazing in that out-of-breathe sort of way? Inequality between males and females in sports is an issue old as time, and yet it still seems be prominent in our modern society. Females still have to be “one of the boys” (and apparently smell like one of the boys) to be competitive on the sports field. Frankly, I had thought that we had at least gotten past the idea that just because females don’t run on testosterone, doesn’t mean that we’re any less of an athlete in any sporting profession. But then I realized that the majority of us have, that the majority of us are not put off by women playing sport and in fact it is something that is encouraged; that many of us actually enjoy watching and rooting for the females. I realized that maybe the issue here is not the inequality between male and female, but inequality between our stereotypical
A sporting event in today's culture is a business. It's all focused on getting as many spectators as possible. Now the question comes, what makes these spectators so interested in elite sports such as American Football, Basketball, or Rugby? What makes the average spectator want to spend money and watch? It's this perspective of male aggression that lures these spectators. Physicality, athleticism, and even size are all factors that, attract the eyes of the public. To an extent, a sporting event of any kind is a show to entertain and enhance profit. This desire for aggression, speed, size, and physical features are all what define the role of behavioral factors that influence the gender sporting difference.
It didn’t take long for the puns to start on social media regarding Doug Weight and his head coaching debut for the New York Islanders as they prepared to take on the Dallas Stars in Brooklyn. Admittedly, I joined in the ‘fun’ leading up to faceoff and at select times throughout the game. After all, why should you have all the fun?
I believe, there shouldn’t be gender stereotypes in sports. Our society has previously pictured a man as the ideal role for dominance. We expect men to indulge in the more hands-on or important tasks, while women are assigned to the easier and delicate work. Though, we have broken many gender restricting barriers by accepting women to explore all opportunities. It is now the ¨norm¨ to see female doctors, soldiers, judges, etc. but, we still have not fully accepted women in the world of sports.
Youth sports are good for younger people because it can help them grow older to be active in stay in shape as older people. ”Youth sports are popular, in part, because they benefit young people in many ways.
Sexism limits our country. In a world where sexism still exists, women face challenges every day as they choose to embark in athletic activities. Even with the efforts of Title IX, which was established in 1972, there is not equality in sports for men and women. Sexism is real with stereotypes and discrimination on the basis of sex. Even with the high level of success reached by numerous female athletes of many different sports, male athletes always seem to have the upper hand. Whether it is pay, media, support, gear, or playing grounds, one sex always has the better of the two. Male athletes dominate a field that truly is shared by both sexes. What if we treated male athletes the way we treat female athletes? That is a world hard to imagine, and honestly, it shouldn't be. Through female athletes sharing their stories of unfair treatment and pay, sexism and generations of inequality in sports can be overcome.
The difference between female and male sports is the physicality of the game. Males receive a lot more head injuries than females, but the numbers still indicate that females sustain a reasonable amount of head injuries as well. When a women receive a concussion it takes longer to recover, and a female are at a greater risk after receiving a concussion. The reason for this is that females don’t have the neck support or strength to sustain directs hits to the head area. Also, females’ heads are naturally smaller than males’ head, which means they have smaller brains, and that is a major part why they have greater risk rather than a male.
Men Vs. Women in Professional Sports Ever since the ancient Greece, men have held athletic competitions or sports. It is only in modern times that women have had an opportunity to compete. Most sports still don’t have men and women directly competing against one another. In the past athletic instructors adapted the rules to make sports less physically taxing for women. For instance in basketball, to ensure that girls maintain proper decorum, they were forbidden from snatching the ball and dribbling it more than three times in row. Females would not be considered strong enough to play a full-court basketball game until 1971. Women have struggled to be taken seriously as athletes for more than two centuries.
But even today women athletes are not on equal footing with men. Women are not permitted to be masculine, they can be athletes but they need to keep their femininity intact. Even a great athlete like Babe Didrickson was forced to change her image to suit our culture's sense of what a woman should be. And while a women may be given endorsements she is expected to look a certain way we she does them. She may sweat on the field or the court but not on camera.