The Violence Of The Sports Essay

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Astonishingly, sexism still exists in 2016 and yet in 2002, columnist Stephen Moore wrote allowing women to play in March Madness is “annoying” and the tournament would be better without them (McDonagh & Pappano, page 237). He believes women intrude and ruin “precious moments of bonding” (McDonagh & Pappano, page 237). This all begins with the idea men are better than women. These mindsets believe men have superior talent and therefor deserve to have their own sports. They should not have to share with the lesser sex.
The main reason for keeping them separated? Money. While countless reports show the difference in male and female salaries, they are not required to know males create a larger profit than female athletics. The University of Oklahoma, for example, is famous for football and sometimes men’s basketball. The stars of the sports grace the covers Sports Illustrated and ESPN columns. They are the faces of OU. Trying to find a spot to stand in the student section at the football games is impossible, the tickets are often oversold. This is not the case, however, at the women’s basketball games. The athletic departments allow students free admission to all athletics other than football and men’s basketball. To generate stronger support, the women’s basketball team held competitions in the past for Greek organizations. Whichever house had the highest attendance received a donation to their charity of choice. They have to bribe students to come to the games. This is

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