Gender Equality in Sports

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Gender Equality in Sports
“All men are created equal” is a quote by Thomas Jefferson stated in the Declaration of Independence that has traveled through many centuries and is still memorable today. What this phrase is missing is equal rights for women as well as men. Since this quote was written, times have changed drastically and women have acquired these rights. Although many people see the equality of men and women in today’s era, one place that it is not present is in the sports world. Men and women have very different roles and expectations in the sports world. Title IX was introduced as a problem solver, but, nevertheless, the unequal treatment between genders still exists. Although Title IX has solved many conflicts revolving around women’s teams, not all schools have followed the rules set for them. The continuation of unequal treatment between genders in the sports world has resulted in unfair advantages for men, unequal sponsorship income, and the mistreatment of athletes who play in the opposite sex dominate sports.
Outside of the educational aspects of gender equality, many professional sports teams are a part of this mistreatment. Due to men’s sports being more popular, “Men’s highlights are shown daily on sports coverage networks, whereas woman’s rarely make the cut” (McCullick). The popular sports television stations broadcast male-dominate-sports more frequently then female-dominate-sports. In another article the author talks about the subject of ski jumping in the Olympics. In order for women to be treated as equals, they need to be offered equal opportunities to showcase their strengths. Some women have acquired the strength and ability to be able to accomplish ski jumping. Although a woman has never had the c...

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