This is because of health issues or just simply because of their physical abilities. Women have strived for equality in all aspects of life including the sports world; however, society has not allowed these women to prove themselves valued because society keeps on giving importance to the thought that they as women cannot excel in sports. Gender is a social construct that outlines the roles, behaviors, activities and attributes that a particular society believes are appropriate for men and women. These assignments put forward by society create gender inequities which are differences between men and women that usually favor one group to the extent. Women are more likely to be the ones disadvantages by these gender constructs because sport in not universally perceived as a suitable or desirable pursuit for girls and women.
Title IX declares: "No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid." Therefore sex should not deem females athletic ability as inferior in comparison to men. Women are physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of playing any sport just as men are. There has been claims saying that women are not as strong as men, women do not have the physical capability to play sports, and that a woman's place is in the home rather than on the playing field. These claims have been in existence since the beginning of time.
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After that, the two groups united to form the National American Women Suffrage Association. This association aimed to secure voting rights for all American women (American memory, 2010). During World War I, women contributed significantly to the nation's war effort. As a result, many politicians began to realize that women could be an important source of votes, and then the United States Congress supported the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Finally, in 1920, women won the vote throughout the nation (Jone Johnson Lewis, 2008).