There is something subtle about attitudes toward women, something that many people act in accordance to but are only subconsciously aware of. It is the constant judgment that women face, and it is also something Deborah Tannen noticed while sitting in an ordinary meeting one day. During that meeting, she found herself noticing only the females of the room, not the men. Tannen then realized that it was because “The men’s styles were unmarked” (Tannen 389). While there are standard hairstyles and clothing for men, there are none for women. Everything that a woman wears is a reflection of who she is. In her piece titled There Is No Unmarked Woman, she writes about her experience and concludes that women cannot escape judgment no matter what they do.
Competition between peers makes people strive to try and be better than their opponents, and can be healthy or unhealthy depending on the competitors and their responses to the competition.
“Competition was the cause of many social problems, causing good people to behave badly.” Were the words of Walter Rauschenbusch. Therefore, without the individual thought and behaviors which are just as important as abiding by the societal expectations, we cannot be the best humans that we can be.
Competition is prevalent in various aspects of life, including sports, school, and jobs. Everyone at some point in their lifetime will have to compete against others in order to achieve a goal or earn a prize. It’s how the world has worked for a long time; it’s survival of the fittest and this minor competition between everyone is how we have continuously gotten smarter, faster, and stronger. Competition is necessary to a certain degree, but how much is too much? It’s definitely not a bad thing, and as long as there’s a healthy amount, it can be beneficial because it fosters self-improvement, and it will push people to go all out and try their absolute best.
After reading Children Need to Play, Not Compete by Jessica Statsky I thought she brought up some very valid points. I do think that this is a topic that should be scrutinized. I have a different view of the subject. I think that competition can be physically, and psychologically harmful if left unchecked by "abusive/uncaring" adults. I do think that with the right, caring and team work fostering environment competition can fostered without harmful effects, and can lead to learning lifelong skills that can bring emotional joy.
People accuse me of being competitive, as if this is bad quality. While it is true, in the generic sense of the word, but to me the only competition that matters is my own performance compared to my past performance while on the line with outstanding shooters. Competition energizes me to improve.
In sports women aren't taken seriously because they are always getting criticized and it’s time for change. Men are always chastising women on how they can’t play sports or talk about them. In the essay “Sexism and Sports”, Molly Quinton persuades that women shouldn’t be blamed in sports. Quinton uses the rhetorical choice of narration in this text.
In her book “Can’t We Talk” Deborah Tannen compares the manner of which males and females react to each other in diverse circumstances. Early in the reading she states that men are raised in a world in which a conversation is a competition that they should never loose, and women are taught to listen, confirm and offer support to other people. She supports this with when she stated that she saw it in her own husband when they worked in two different cities and how he “approached the world in a way to achieve and maintain status” (Tannen). Also, stated in the article, Tannen was talking about how ways to avoid fighting with their significant others, people tend to give in to
In this Podcast, Peter Melanson interviews Diane Vives – director of Vives Training Systems in Austin, Texas, on training female athletes. Peter asks Diane a series of questions in regards to female athletes versus male athletes on how to train better, the differences between training, and the types of injuries caused from the training between men and women athletes. Diane answers with questions with research and studies that supports her theories and reasoning’s to her ways of training the female athlete.
Competition is a condition of existence that every athlete has heard hundreds of times. As an active participator in many sporting events with numerous coaches and teammates, I have experienced competition first hand. I remember myself, along with coaches and teammates always being driven to win. Whether a sporting event or in academics, humans strive to be better than the person beside them. Although competition is such an innate trait that goes beyond humans and into animals as well, competition has been around since the beginning of time. While animals may be competitive as they fight for survival, humans have more of a satisfaction competitiveness. When people accomplish a task, myself included, they feel good about themselves while
We like to believe that we live in a world of equality, but how equal is a world where a woman gets paid 80 cents for every dollar made by a man? This twenty percent gender wage gap in current society refutes the idea of an equality. Women have significantly progressed since the 1960’s and 70’s feminist movement, yet there is still that twenty percent left to go. Even in today’s society, women feel compelled to “act like a man” to take on this male dominated society. Women have to sacrifice their womanhood in order to be offered equal opportunities. This means that they have to be an exception to the stereotypes applied to women. The stereotype of a women being dainty,fragile and in need of a man’s protection. They have to let go of these “womanly” characteristics that support the stereotype and instead, to be more “like a man”. Ariel Levy’s article “Female Chauvinist Pigs” and Amanda Filipacchi’s article “How to Pose like a Man”, discuss why women want to be seen as a man and their motivations to act like a man. Levy and Filipacchi admit that we live in a male dominated society. Both Filipacchi and women mentioned in Levy’s article want to break out of the stereotypes applied to women. Filipacchi wants to break out of this stereotype by using her author photo to make a statement about women empowerment, While Levy talks about women in her article who believe that associating with masculine qualities will help them break out these stereotypes.
One thousand years go by and an abundant amount of people still view women in a stereotypical type of way. On the opposing view, if women did not overstretch the slightest of things, this wouldn’t be such an enormous issue. Women may be overreacting to what the media has to say about them. It is not affecting everybody but a vast majority of successful women from continuing to moving forward said Marianne Schnall. Important to realize, women are capable of doing jobs men can do. Such jobs as being an engineer, physician, mechanic, lawyer and even top notch business women! Up to the present time there is an ongoing public debate on women suffering from double standards. If it makes a female feel threatened or belittled than it may be
Healthy competition can be defined as competition to motivate an individual to do her best and learn life skills in a nondestructive manner (Pawel). Therefore, children must be exposed to healthy competition because of its ability to teach children essential skills for the future. Because it teaches children how to recover from a loss, how to perform under pressure and teaches them the importance of working as a team, healthy competition is necessary to develop useful skills for the child 's future; however, competition can also be seen as more of a destructive or unnecessary aspect of a child 's activities.
Competition is sports is how to show your hidden skills in many people. There are different needs to become a wise athlete and also there are many ways to become great athlete. In our own abilities to be a good player. Competition is like a challenge in our life that whatever happens, we do not give up because the competition is just a challenge that, can we pass and move to the next round of competition. Like in our life we have many problems that can’t solve it immediately, but we can solve the problem slowly .Competition is good among athletes because it has great impact in self -discipline, attitude towards the opponent, and it can be the way to be wise athletes. Athletes can show their great talent in the competition. Athletes have many