Essentially, the 1972 Team Canada was given the name of Canada's Hockey Team of the Century in December 1999 (Hockey Hall of Fame). Another, important event that happen was said by legendary broadcaster Foster Hewitt of CBC Television " The Puck comes out to Hendson . He shoots! He scores Paul Henderson has scored for Canada. "(Quinlan 268). With 34 seconds left in the third period , Paul scored a slap shot to the top left corner of the net , which made Canada become the new hockey power in the world. (Kriser). This Summit Series win was very big for the development of Canada's hockey culture because in International ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) tournaments , Canada was losing to countries like USA, Sweden and Finland ,developing hockey countries, in which should of been easy wins for Canada who is a hockey nation. (Rutley) It also shifted to look at women and hockey . Before the series , women were not allowed to play because of the fact that it was a male sport and it was too aggressive for women to handle. (Rutley). However after the series was over , one young lady step out of shadows and played a game with young men on a pond in Quebec . Manon Rhéaume, the first female hockey player was given great respect and in the next following NHL season played as a Montréal
Sports have been and will continue to be an influential factor on cultures around the world. Soccer is influential in Europe, Football influences The United States and for Canada it would be hockey. It was created in Canada and continues today to be a dominating part of Canadian culture as “the sport and national identity are inextricably linked” (Brunt). You could ask almost anyone in Canada if they knew who Wayne Gretzky is or if they have ever played any form of hockey, and undoubtedly you would hear them say yes more often than no. Hockey influences all ages, from youth signing up for minor hockey, to adults taking their children to a game or even the older generations sitting in front of their television in hopes that the Toronto Maple Leafs will beat the Ottawa Senators. The examination of these cultural influences allows the argument to be made that hockey can in fact be deemed “Canada’s game” (Holman 153).Through investigation of the amount of youth that participate in minor hockey, the statistics involving the amount of professional Canadian hockey players and the success that Canada has achieved in the world of professional hockey, such as the Olympics, NHL and IIHF World Juniors, it will become evident that hockey is and will continue to be viewed as “Canada’s game”. (Holman 153)
Looking at the National Hockey League in comparison to the National Women's Hockey League, the quality of playing is far better for the men than it is the women. While both leagues were established for the same reason, to play hockey, the logistics are as different as they can be. Women are treated far more poorly than the men in about every aspect of professional sports. Even though it was born out of the National Hockey League, the National Women’s Hockey League is not only challenged, but compared to every aspect of the NHL, which includes: wages, rules and regulations, LGBT norms, and the overall questioning of why women and men cannot play together in one league. Despite the downsides the women league faces, the player
Have you ever wondered about how women now have their own sports or how they became accepted? Well, it all started with women who had perseverance and a dream, even if they didn't get recognized for it. ***(Marcenia Lyle was an incredible baseball player and impacted the game tremendously by never giving up on her dream, being a woman playing in a men’s league, and by changing the normal way of sports.)***
The Canadian women were a huge influence to developing ice hockey for women and are the reason for the growth of the sport in other countries. One individual that does redefine the sport of ice hockey is Manon Rheaume who fought the barriers of integration. Manon’s efforts and determination to challenge her abilities was one of the biggest developments in women’s hockey. No only was Manon making a statement during her career but she was bringing attention to women’s ice hockey. Through Manon’s task oriented goals of challenging her abilities she became a part of the men’s team. She proved not only that she was good enough to play at a high level but also that women are highly capable to compete with the men through the act of integration of sexes.
Mary Louise Adams’ “The Manly History of a 'Girls' Sport': Gender, Class and the Development of Nineteenth-Century Figure Skating” is an article that sheds light on the role that gender played on figure skating throughout the nineteenth century. It centers on how male-dominated the activity of figure skating was throughout the nineteenth century—a stark contrast to the sport we know today, which is populated largely by women. Adams unearths the shift in the sport by examining the concept of masculinity in relation to the human body during this period, which shifted in terms of its values. Ultimately, she argues that the reason for the shift from male-dominated figure
Part 1: Description of the social work created by female rep hockey players within Cobourg, Ontario.
The most crucial time during Canadas transition from agricultural workforce to industrial workforce was during the 1920’s. In the 1920’ the men in the household began to work further away from home, leaving the women to take care of the children. During this time period, women where perceived as fragile and weak human beings and society feared that the boys that were being raised by their soft and frail mothers would be less masculine. Therefore, the concern of jeopardizing manliness in the nation made it a critical need, to fix the crises. In order for Canada to increase masculinity in the society a doctrine of manliness was created and enforced to all boys in schools, libraries, toy shops, sports clubs, and especially in hockey. The two major rules for manhood and masculinity in sports in the nineteenth century was to be respectable and rough. To be respectable was to respect the different statues of the players such as class and to be rough was to show the toughness and physical power that one could execute (unit 3). Hockey was perceived as one of the most aggressive sports that
In 1950 all throughout Canada, the interest in women playing hockey decreased due to World War II ending. During the war, when men left to serve in the army, women were often seen taking their place in sports. This had CCM create their own line of women specific hockey skates and equipment. Once the men returned from the war, women were encouraged to stop playing in sports and working, due to issues with their femininity and the traditional gender roles (that women should not participate in sports that did not emphasize their beauty or femininity). Once the war came to an end, the line that CCM created also was discontinued. This was a major factor that emphasized equality issues, since women were proven when the men were abroad, that they could equally play sports and work, they should be allowed to continue to do so. However, it took many decades for women to be seen equal not only in the workforce but in sports too.
Through the movies viewed in this course this semester, we saw women who were able to play against men and still keep their femininity. Nothing is lost when playing sports not traditionally meant for a particular race or gender. Society must become more understanding when it comes to the sports different types of people play and hinder from stereotyping anyone when they participate and perform well in that sport.
“Women who play men’s sport have constantly to negotiate their status in traditional cultural contexts of men’s power and privilege, and in a general discourse of femininity, patriarchy and compulsory heterosexuality” (Craig & Beedie, 2008).
The sports world has been a new area where women are recognized. In previous times women’s sports were almost non-existent. In schools many girl teams did not receive adequate funds for uniforms and equipment. Boys sports were much more popular, such as football or basketball. If a girl wanted to play a guy sport she would be labeled as a
By turning women away from playing certain sports, we are influenced to believe that they are not as qualified to play, compared to men. (Creedon, 1994). Ironically, women on the field seem to have to act tougher than the men. If an
Women have always been the minority in the world even today: that is in the work force or even in sports. Title IX, an act that was made by the United States Congress in 1972, said that no one should be denied to play, receive financial aid, or discriminate to any education program or activity that pertains to only one sex (Senne 1). This act was a step towards improving female participation and lessening discrimination, but the stereotypes that most of society believes in still exist. This is one of the main reasons why women are discriminated when it comes to sports; by limited payroll, limited media coverage, and stereotypes.
In the last one hundred years women have made tremendous inroads in many facets of life. Of that there can be little doubt. Women may now hold jobs, own property and participate in professional sports. Today women can compete in sports, once a vestige of male domination; there is now room for women in that arena. But even today women in sports are not portrayed in the same light as their male counterparts. To a large degree this is because of today's cultural ideal of women.