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Women in Sports - NCAA vs. AIAW - NCAA vs. AIAW Women have faced an uphill battle throughout the history of sports whether it is to be able to compete in sports, to attain equal funding for programs, to have access to facilities, or a number of other obstacles that have been thrown in their ways. Women have had to organize and administer their own sports structure rather than compete within the men's structure that existed. The sheer strength and determination of many women sports heroes is what propels women's sport to keep going....   [tags: Sports Essays Women] 686 words
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Women and Sports - In today’s society women are not allowed to play baseball with men due to patriarchal myths and misconceptions that have been around since the emergence of baseball in America. All women should be able to play baseball with men and there is no legitimate reason why they shouldn't. Women are physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of playing baseball just as men are. With that being said their biological sex or gender should not and does not affect their ability to play baseball in the company of men....   [tags: Gender Roles, Sports, Social Issues] 2765 words
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Women and Sports - It has taken many years for women to gain a semblance of equality in sports. Throughout history, women have been both excluded from playing sports and discriminated against in sports. Men’s sports have always dominated the college athletic field, but women were finally given a fighting chance after Title IX was passed. Title IX, among other things, requires scholarships to be equally proportioned between men and women’s sports. Although this was a huge gain for women, gender inequality still exists in sports today....   [tags: Women's Softball ]
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The Role of Women in Sports - Sports have long been an important part of society. It was, “at some point lost in the smog of the 19th century, sports went from being officially a bad thing to being a very good thing indeed, virtually a pillar of state.” (Sheed) The world has since become sports obsessed, and for good reason. The triumphs and defeats of a favorite athlete or team can unite families, cities, even whole countries on a level that few other events can. Felisa Rogers claims that a love for football is what brought her and her husband closer together....   [tags: boundaries, overcoming opression]
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The Image of Women in Sports Today - The Image of Women in Sports Today We live in a world that changes quickly, so it's no terrible surprise that the image of women in sports is changing quickly, as well. Relatively, it hasn't been that long since women were not even socially permitted to participate in sports or any kind of physical activity-- now, I dare say, it's nearly expected. There are still remnants of past gender-types, but overall I think the image of women in sports has changed dramatically. It used to be that women were not allowed to participate in sports-- beyond just being seen as unbecoming and unfeminine, it was actually believed that physical activity would harm a woman's reproductive system....   [tags: Female Sports Athletics Papers] 1089 words
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The Future of Women in Sports - The Future of Women in Sports As the year 2010 has arrived, the problem of the portrayal of women in sports no longer lies in their fight for equality and opportunity, but in fighting off the competition with men. It is no longer an issue of women not being taken seriously or being looked down upon if they decide to be athletes, but that men want to take part in competition with women in sports. This film thus focuses on the struggles that the male protagonist faces in trying to compete with the popularity of women's sports and his desire to take part in the world of women's sports....   [tags: Female Athletes Sports Essays] 1073 words
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Gender Discrimination in Women's Sports - ... “The biggest obstacle facing female athletes today is that many people don't give them the respect automatically afforded to male athletes” (Spain). A professional athlete works relentlessly to be the best. One must display dedication, a strong work ethic, and resiliency. This includes males and females. However, most people only give respect to male athletes for his performances. For example, if a man scores fifty points in a game and a woman scores fifty points in a game, should the man be shown more respect than the woman....   [tags: athletes, opportunities, testosterone]
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History of Women in Sports - History of Women in Sports For most of human history, athletic competition has been regarded as an exclusively masculine affair. Women weren't aloud to watch most sporting events let alone participate in them. Not till late 19th century did women really begin participating in sporting events. Although women were permitted to participate in many sports, relatively few showed interest, for a variety of social and psychological reasons that are still poorly understood. Title IX declares: "No person in the U.S....   [tags: 1972 law Title IX forbidding gender discrimination]
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Women and Sports: No Limits! - All around the world, women are confronted with inequality in many activities they take part in, one of them being sports. In the past, women have had fewer chances of being recognized. However, as the years have gone by, new opportunities have sprung up and women are now able to assume many of the roles alongside men. Moreover, there has always been a stereotype that women cannot be equal to men in sports. This is because of health issues or just simply because of their physical abilities....   [tags: Feminism, Athletics]
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The Evolution of the Image of Women in Sports - The Evolution of the Image of Women in Sports 1. Through the readings, films, and discussions, we have looked at the image of women in sport. Discuss the images of women in sport and how they are affected by today's cultural ideal of women. All of the films that we watched provided different perspectives on how the image of women is situated in our culture. From the first movie, Dare to Compete, which highlighted the development of women's participation in sports, to Love and Basketball, which fully accepts women's participation in sports, we examined a range of views and opinions on the proper role of women in sports....   [tags: Films Movies Female Sports Essays] 1082 words
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Women in Sports Advertisements - How have women been portrayed in sports advertisements. Before I started school, I spent a large portion of my days outside, being an active child. I continued to be active throughout elementary school, and then in middle and high school I joined just about every sports team I could, including: cross country, golf, volleyball, gymnastics, and track. I consider myself lucky to have been given so many opportunities, since women were unable to participate competitively in sports until the 1900’s. I have always been interested in sports and living an active lifestyle, so when I reached high school and became more competitive, I wanted the best equipment to reach my athletic potential....   [tags: sex objects, gender inequality in publicity] 3151 words
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Gender Pay Gap for Women Athletes - Traditionally men have dominated the world of sports however in recent year’s women’s sports have become popular and with their new found popularity, women’s sports have evolved into marketable leagues of their own. Although women’s sports took a huge leap forward, women players still don’t receive the same financial compensation for playing the same sports in the same arenas as their male counterparts. In Purse Snatching by Donna Lopiano, she points out sexism may have a huge effect on this financial discrepancy between women and men athletes....   [tags: Women in Sports]
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Men, Women, and Sports: What is Acceptable? - Men, Women, and Sports: What is Acceptable. Throughout history, society has clearly defined the roles that men and women were expected to play. In these roles, men were seen as both physically and mentally stronger, and women were seen as more gentle, caring and physically and mentally weaker. As such, men participating in sports which demonstrate grace and elegance was not, and to some extent, still is not considered to be the norm. Likewise, women participating in sports which demonstrate or require a great deal of physical strength is considered to be un-ladylike....   [tags: Sports Gender Essays Equality] 900 words
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A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports - A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports This movie is set in a post-apocalyptic society in the year 2010. After World War III broke out, the world was destroyed in the year 2008. The survivors have no memory of what their planet used to be like, or how they used to live. The earth is covered in layers of debris that archaeologists are sifting through to figure out how people lived before the world was destroyed. Along with the "death" of our modern world, women's rights also died, and men think they are far superior once more....   [tags: Movie Film Sports Essays] 1326 words
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Media Representation of Women in Sports - ... First, discrimination in sports media commentary is still present, albeit highly subtle and no longer overpoweringly oppressive as it was presented in past literature. Nevertheless, the media continues to strongly encourage the sexualization of female athletes. -“Candance Parker is beautiful. Breathtaking, really, with flawless skin, endless legs and a C cup…She is a woman who plays like a man, one of the boys, if the boys had C cups and flawless skin…She’s the total package: your sister’s pal, your brother’s prom date, a supermom-to-be (Glock, 2010).” -These were the words in the opening lines of an ESPN article about WNBA star Candace Parker....   [tags: oppressive, discrimination, cultural ideal] 743 words
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Women and Sports - Review of Literature Thesis There is a definite correlation between the economics of professional women¡¦s sports and their ultimate success. As most success in sport leagues, teams and associations are measured by longevity, win/loss records, and most importantly, revenue, the footprint of female competition at the professional level has not been paramount at any point in our history. Professional women¡¦s athletics is characterized by an economic model and a level of acceptance amongst the masses that differs immensely from their male counterparts....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Women in Sports - Women in Sports Historical evidence proves that women have been involved in sports since fourth century BC; but were not necessarily given the approval to participate. Many restrictions were enforced to keep women out of these male activities and were continually reinforced until the twentieth century. Women entering the world of sports were aware that they were placing themselves into a male dominated field. With their entrance into the sporting world, these women have opened themselves up to many different criticisms and to the possibility of exploitation within the media and from male authority figures....   [tags: Papers] 939 words
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Women in Sports - Women in Sports Doctor Chandler Gilman once said, “In women, inferiority of the locomotive apparatus of physical labour, is apparent in all parts… The brain is both absolutely and relatively smaller than in men. Women have an abundant supply of soft and semi-fluid cellular tissue which creates softness and delicacy of mind, low power, nonresistance, passivity and under favourable circumstances, a habit of self-sacrifice.” This is one of many taken-for-granted beliefs, which was typical in the past and seen quite frequently up to thirty years ago....   [tags: Papers] 2731 words
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Women in Sports - Women in Sports 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. Since the beginning of this century women like Babe Didrickson and Billy Jean King have brought female athletes into mainstream acceptance....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 700 words
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Women in Sports - Women in Sports Challenges appear to be part of the human experience. In the course of history, very little has come easily. The progress that women have made in sport in the United States over the course of the last 100 years seems remarkable for the amount achieved in so little time. In relation to the other advances made in this century, including men's sport, that achievement dims. While women have made great advances, they haven't, in comparison, come that far. It would appear, from the outside, that men's sport will forever have all of the advantages, all of the rewards, all of the prestige, while women's sport is left to perpetual inequality....   [tags: Expository Essays Athletics Gender Inequality ] 976 words
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Women and Sports - Women and Sports As it becomes increasingly acceptable for women to be athletic in American culture, a new question arises: in which sports should women be allowed to participate. From a physiological standpoint, it has been scientifically proven that female bodies do not differ significantly enough from male bodies to prevent them from participation in any "male" sports. This division between "male" and "female" sports clearly stems from age-old, socially constructed norms of femininity and masculinity....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Women in Sports and Sports Broadcasting - Women in Sports and Sports Broadcasting Before I conducted this media analysis about women in sports and sport broadcasting, I hypothesized the obvious - that more male sports would be in the media, and that there would be more male sports broadcasters as well. Through my observations I did find that the sports arena and sports broadcasting sphere are male dominated. However, I also found that although there are not many stories about women, there has been a steady progression and magazines like Sports Illustrated are becoming bold enough to highlight women athletes in a magazine that is targeted towards a male audience....   [tags: Essays Papers Females Athletics Athletes] 595 words
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Still No Equality for Women in Sports - Still No Equality for Women in Sports Throughout the history of women in sports, women had to ?merge. then ?submerge. with male dominated sports organizations and structures in order to participate. The Olympic Games is a key example of women have to merge and submerge with a male dominated organization. The first modern Olympics, held in 1896, did not allow women participants. And when women were allowed to participate, in 1900, it was in only three sports and out of the 1,225 athletes, only nineteen were women....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1008 words
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The Lack of Women's Sports Coverage - The Lack of Women's Sports Coverage      Can women's sports establish itself as a topic of on-going media and journalism curiosity?  Currently TV stations do minimal coverage of women's sports, while newspapers and magazines do just a little bit better.  In a recent interview with Gary Webb, a sports writer for The Spectrum, he says that "the people have demonstrated that there is an audience that loves hearing about women athletes.  After all, they are somebody's kids, sisters, and moms".  I learned that these sports writers love to cover women's games, especially girls highschool basketball games.  Gary said that he would rather watch a Parowan-Beaver girls game over the boys anyday. ...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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Extreme Roles of Women in Sports - Extreme Roles of Women in Sports Sports are so prevalent and popular these days that we often see them as symbolic of real-life issues and real-life drama. The football field can illustrate the battle between good and evil. The baseball pitcher, nearing retirement, can come back to give one last game and wow the crown one last time before gracefully surrendering the field. Isn't that what sports represent. The good guys (i.e. your baseball team) go to battle against the bad guys. It's not quite war, but it might as well be war without causalities....   [tags: Females Athletics Gender Papers] 1122 words
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Pumping Iron: Women and Sports - Pumping Iron: Women and Sports Ever since sports has been introduced into our society it has always been gender specific. Today, sports are still gender specific but not as much as before due to the change in social norms. Many people enjoy playing sports. For some it may be the competition, for others it may be for the love of the game. It has been difficult for individuals who enter non-traditional sports for their gender. Women have especially struggled with this matter until the Title 9 was issued....   [tags: Movies Television Film Females Essays] 914 words
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Images of Women in Sports - Images of Women in Sports There is, of course, a huge difference between the ways women are typically supposed to act and what is expected from a typical athlete. Whereas women are expected to comply to their gender role prescribing passivity and compliance, athletes are connoted with an aggressive, competitive nature. Furthermore, society trains women to be ashamed of their bodies and supplies an unrealistic ideal body type and encourages restricting feminine clothing, whereas athletes must have a keen understanding and appreciation of their bodies....   [tags: Film Movies] 854 words
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Images of Women in Sports - Images of Women in Sports Over the years the perception of women in sport has changed considerably. In this course we have viewed several films all dealing with the depiction of female athletes in an attempt to gauge society's current perception of women in sport. I will briefly summarize each film and the main themes of the films before providing a description of the female athlete which I will infer from commonalities between the films. The first film we watched was a documentary entitled, Dare to Compete; it provided a brief history of women in film, focusing primarily on American women in sport from the late 19th century to the present....   [tags: Athletics Feminism Essays]
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The Psychological Differences between Men and Women in Sports - Men and women are psychologically different in many ways. Some of these differences include competitiveness, goal orientation, self-confidence, motivation, mental toughness, incentives, preferences, etc. According to Anne Bowker in Sports Participation and Self-Esteem, Men have an advantage over women in sports because they're more aggressive and have higher self-esteem (2003). There has always been that stereotype of boys being more athletic than girls. The gender segregation of sports reflects more than just physical differences between men and women....   [tags: Hormone Concentrations, Gender Gap]
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Women, Sports and Stereotypes - Women, Sports and Stereotypes In almost all the movies we have seen, the women go through a series of changes as they grow older. They might or might not choose to continue with their sport (although movies are usually shy of showing women who actually choose to abandon a blossoming sports career in favour of something more 'socially acceptable'). However, when we first meet the female heroine in almost all the movies, she is a young tomboy. The figures of Jess in 'Bend It Like Beckham' or Monica in 'Love and Basketball' are remarkably similar as children....   [tags: Gender Movies Film Essays] 920 words
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Society's View of Women in Media and Sports - ... She appeared much skinnier than normal, with a large bust and perfect hair. The musician was not aware that she was going to be altered for the magazine, and was furious that the company would ridicule her in such a way. This tells women that it is not okay to embrace their curves, that the only way to be appreciated is to be skinny. Because Adele is an advocate on healthy body image, this was extremely shocking to her fans. It was as if their idol had been lying to them for years. Later, Vogue apologized for photoshopping the celebrity without her permission, but no one will easily forget this incident....   [tags: fitness, body image, health] 1463 words
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The Importance of Women's Sports in Comparison to Men - The Importance of Women's Sports in Comparison to Men Is Women's Sport As Important As Men's SportIs women’s sport as important as men’s sport. Well, that’s the question… It wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that women started to enjoy sports. Yet, only the upper class had the privilege of sporting activities such as horse riding, archery, golf, tennis, skiing, and skating in those days....   [tags: Papers] 528 words
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The Results of Title IX on Women's Sports - The Results of Title IX on Women's Sports Over two decades have passed since the enactment of Title IX, a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education, including athletics. As a result of Title IX, women and girls have benefited from more athletic participation opportunities and more equitable facilities. Because of Title IX, more women have received athletic scholarships and thus opportunities for higher education that some may not have been able to afford otherwise....   [tags: Papers] 489 words
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Men and Women in Non-Traditional Sports - Men and Women in Non-Traditional Sports The benefits of an individual entering a non-traditional sport for his or her sex can be huge – but they are usually greater for society in general than for the athlete him/herself. Being the first person to break into a non-traditional sport would obviously be trying on the athlete, who would have to face the questioning and criticisms of media, fans, and even their fellow athletes. But one athlete’s determination and persistence can open up a whole new world to both athletes and spectators....   [tags: Sports Female Male Culture Essays] 1070 words
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Black Women in Sports: Sexuality and Athleticism - Black Women in Sports: Sexuality and Athleticism Men and women who chose to engage in sports from which they would traditionally be discouraged because of their gender, particularly as professionals, redefine the sport. The social and cultural "costs" are not the result of the individual's participation, but rather the way in which sports have been socially, politically, and economically constructed. Gender is only one of the few ways in which people are categorized according to their proficiency for some athletic activities....   [tags: Expository Essays] 946 words
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Power Structures of Men and Women in Sports - Power Structures of Men and Women in Sports As an athlete or a spectator, it is easy to both feel and see the impact sports have on people of both genders. Athletes are able to experience sports personally, while spectators usually experience sports through different channels of mass media. Realizing the effects that the world of athletics has on individuals and society as a whole is vital to the understanding of how sports can positively and negatively effect athletes as well as spectators. To deepen our understanding of the cultural values embedded in sports and to explore current values and power structures regarding men and women, it is necessary to investigate the effect that the medi...   [tags: Womens Issues Essays] 1005 words
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Women's Sports Fighting for Recognition in Boston - Women's Sports Fighting for Recognition in Boston Competing in a city long sidled with a racist reputation, sports teams and organizations in Boston have long worked toward equality, or at least a perception of it. But in the past few decades, a new battlefield has emerged in the sports-mad city's culture war - women's sports. This fresh fight, taken up recently by a professional soccer organization and Title IX-backed activists at Boston's many colleges, isn't so much against anti-inclusive bigwigs - modern day Yawkeys - but against norms, financial constraints and fan interest....   [tags: Athletics Athletes Papers] 2190 words
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Women's Pay in the Professional Sports Industry - ... 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....   [tags: equal treament and equal pay] 554 words
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College Sports - Women in Sports and Title IX - Women in Sports and Title IX Since the 1972 conception of Title IX of the Education Amendments, the number of women participating in intercollegiate athletics has increased five-fold, from fewer than 30,000, to more 150,000 in 2001. However, more than 400 men’s athletics teams have been dismantled since Title IX, the law forbidding sex discrimination at institutions receiving federal funds, became law. Some would say this is due, in part, to Title IX enforcement standards like proportionality....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Men and Women: Equality in Sports - Men and Women: Equality in Sports Many of the pre-existing women's sports organizations such as Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI), and American Basketball League (ABL) have been the casualties of male dominated sports structure. These organizations merged or dissolved as other male dominated institutions began to include women's competitive sports. The NCAA saw the potential for additional revenue as the AIAW grew. Rather than lose significant financial resources the NCAA insisted that its member institutions offer women championships....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 905 words
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Women’s Sports Struggles for Media Attention - ... The headline states that “Ellyse Perry was kicked and punched while playing soccer and told she was too soft to play sport”. Perry is represented as “too soft” and a “glamour” girl, which suggests that she has acquired the status of not being sportswoman but a model. The audience is positioned to unconsciously agree with such proposition even before reading the rest of the article. The opening paragraph further strengthens this view of Perry as “Australia’s most marketable sportswoman”. This convinces the reader to admire Perry because of her appearance instead of her sporting abilities....   [tags: ethics, newspapers, reportage] 731 words
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Women in Professional Sports - Women in Professional Sports When we think of "professional athletes," the names that come to our minds are players such as Kurt Warner, Andre Agassi, Mark McGwire, Michael Jordan, Brett Hull, and Steve Austin to name a few. These male athletes are very popular in the professional sports world. But what about Dot Richardson, Rebecca Lobo, Sheryl Swoopes, Mia Hamm, and Cammi Granato to name a few more. These are female professional athletes that some might recognize, but their names are not as popular as the men's names....   [tags: Papers] 437 words
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Women Athletes of the 1920s - The 1920s was a time for many new opportunities for women in America, including participating in sports and becoming athletes. Prior to the Roaring Twenties, only upper-class women had participated in sports. These wealthy women had joined sports clubs, social clubs, and country clubs. They engaged in sports at institutions, as well as playing sports while vacationing in Europe (Women’s Sports Foundation, 2/21/2011). An example of a woman like this would be Jordan Baker, a character from the novel The Great Gatsby....   [tags: Sports, Upper-Class Women] 1655 words
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The WNBA - Women's Basketball will Never be the Same - The WNBA - Women's Basketball will Never be the Same I know I will never forget my first WNBA basketball game. It was the inaugural season, the inaugural game in Madison Square Garden, June 27, 1997. The president of the WNBA Val Ackerman tossed the ball up in center court as cameras recorded Kim Hampton of the New York Liberty and Lisa Leslie of the L.A. Sparks reached to tip the ball. This was a huge event and the crowd's noise level was a complete acknowledgement of that fact. Madison Square Garden was packed, the lights went out and the screams got louder; this was history....   [tags: Women Sports Essays] 1034 words
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Our Biased Culture is Hindering Women in Sports - Our Biased Culture is Hindering Women in Sports Only recently have women been able to compete in a very public way, with established leagues, payrolls and plenty of endorsement opportunities. Title IX has allowed teams of girls for almost every sport as well as better opportunities for sports scholarships to college and many other privileges only given to boys for their talents in sports. Under all these legal provisions and establishments for the encouragement of women in sports, women should now really be able to do any kind of sport they want in as much freedom as is afforded to men in sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 982 words
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The Fantasy of Women's Sports in Primetime TV Slots - The Fantasy of Women's Sports in Primetime TV Slots Gail, a dark, tiny, female reporter, is given the assignment of investigating Babe, one of the most talented female athletes of the twentieth century. Suggestions have sprung up that Babe was not a woman at all. These suggestions have come from beer corporations and radical right-wing opponents of a new growing opinion that men and women's sports should equally share primetime TV slots. Gail had never heard of Babe. Gail writes movie reviews and articles in the Arts section....   [tags: Womens Issues Essays] 1001 words
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The Merger of Women's and Men's Sports will Benefit Women - The Merger of Women's and Men's Sports will Benefit Women Every sports fan hates to admit the fact that sports are simply business, but it is undeniable that sports are one of the most lucrative businesses in the U.S. Right now the market for women's professional sports is growing rapidly. The best way for women's sporting organizations to promote and sell this market is to align with previously established organizations such as the NBA, NCAA and the USOIC. Although joining with men's organizations is a difficult process that involves compromise, merging with these organizations helps to land big television contracts, gives greater publicity, and brings in endorsements, advertisers and inv...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 855 words
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Men Vs. Women in Professional Sports - 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 1448 words
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The Treatment of Women and Men Sports Players - The Treatment of Women and Men Sports Players Sport plays a major part in the culture of today’s society. Many people spend considerable time in front of the television, in sports grounds and traveling all over the country to support their respective club whether it be football, rugby, cricket or netball etc. However whilst playing, spectating or just generally being involved in a sport, things can go wrong and this very often results in an action in the civil or criminal courts....   [tags: Papers] 4091 words
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Harassment Towards Women Playing Educational Sports - ... Some high schools had other club sports for girls however including, volleyball, field hockey and gymnastics. Only about 1 in 27 girls participated in high school sports due to the fact that these activities were not even offered in some school systems or were very limited. In 1971, only about 7 percent of all varsity athletes were girls, less than 295,000. Shirley Grandahl, now a 67 year old woman, went to Windsor High School throughout the years of 1960 and 1964. While attending Windsor High School, the only varsity sports offered for girls were field hockey and cheerleading....   [tags: civil acts title nine] 1667 words
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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 - ... Title IX has been a great catalyst for those women wanting equality with men in athletics (Murr 557-68). It is clearly shown how equally girls are treated by looking at the previous statistics. In a matter of 9 years, participation rates doubled. That is a remarkable improvement. Along with an increase in participation rates, opportunities have increased the number of females in college through full or partial scholarships (Murr 557-68). Title IX has encouraged female participation enabling them to have higher chances of going to college for a sport....   [tags: gender discrimination, women and sports]
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To What Extent did Title IX Lead to Acceptance of Women’s Achievements in Competitive Sports by 1982 - Part A: Plan of Investigation This investigation will be exploring the question: to what extent did Title IX lead to acceptance of women’s achievements in competitive sports by 1982, when the first NCAA women’s basketball championship was held. The first ten years 1972 - 1982 after Title IX is the focus of this investigation to see if Title IX affected women right away and how society saw women sports. The year 1982 was picked because it was the year of the first NCAA women’s basketball championship....   [tags: women´s athlete, NCAA, accomplishment] 1254 words
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