The sport of soccer has overcome many changes through the years. In particular, women’s soccer compared to men’s soccer has gained much notoriety. The widespread knowledge of soccer has spread throughout numerous countries. Soccer began as primarily a men’s sport, but today soccer is considered a sport that both genders participate in. Women’s soccer has changed dramatically over the years with the increase in popularity as well as new style and rules of the game.
In conclusion, hockey can be used as a tool to observe our similarities and differences that our nation is having in terms of being cohesive. As we are seen as Canada being one nation, our actual political issues do create partition within us internally. We need to reflect upon why this occurs in societies and in games such as hockey. If we can take hockey as our prime example because it means such a great importance to us and resolve the difference that occurs within the sport, it can help us not only solve the problems that are connected to the sport, but also solve the problems that are interconnected as a whole between societies in Canada.
As stated before, Canada has a population around 35 million people, but that doesn’t mean that it will stop growing. Like many other developed countries, Canada has an aging population. They have a median age of around 40 years old. Canadian society is often depicted as being "progressive, diverse, and multicultural". When most people think about what kind of sports are played in Canada, one of the first to come to mind is ice hockey. Historically, Canada has been mostly influence by the French, British, and the native aboriginal cultures. Many Canadians value multiculturalism and see Canada as being characteristically
The defining moment of the importance of hockey in Canada was “The Goal of the Century” in 1972. It was the evening of September 28th; the site was Moscow – U.S.S.R. In the midst of the Cold War, a game-winning goal by Canadian hockey player Paul Henderson at the end of the third period with only 34 seconds left on the clock vaulted Canada to a victory at the Summit Series and put them on top of the hockey world. The heart and character of Canadian hockey internationally began. “The exact moment of that spectacular goal has become a reference point in our national collective consciousness.”- R. Eagleson (Foreword). It was the climatic goal watched by almost every Canadian, and their pride swelled to amazing heights. Hockey is more than just a game in Canada, it is a celebrated history. Hockey is Canada’s identity. “Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inho...
When it comes to women's sports and popularity in the 21 century it has been little progress made toward gender equality for woman sports, now in the 21 century more kids and adults know who some of these females athletes are but as far as media coverage goes for female athlete are in the shadows of the male athletes dominance and the tradition that males developed in sport due to what gender establish athletics first, because women sports were brought up years after men athletics had been established.
1. ENDICOTT, SCOTT. The Ottawa Citizen, Wednesday, 8 March 2000. Realism revives hope for Riders
Women are becoming a bigger part of the professional sports world. The number of professional sports for women is growing at a very fast rate. Right now though, the comparison of women's professional sports to men's professional sports still varies greatly. For example, men's professional sports range from wrestling to football to skateboarding. Women on the other hand, do not have the opportunity to participate in these professional sports. But this is changing quickly. Women are beginning to receive the same opportunities in sports as men.
Canada’s foreign policy intent was limited because of deployments that kept the military from being unequipped and becoming a high power. They are only put into conflicts that they are able to control the environment. During this time, Canada’s military had little capabilities. They were not known as a world power. Even though they were not as powerful as most countries, they wanted to take on a role as a middle power which was good for them.
Although women have been given so many freedoms in this field, it is the social aspect, the audiences of sports, the people of our biased culture that is now hindering women who wish to be known as athletes and competitors. Our culture is filled with deeply imbedded ideas about power and strength and competition being masculine qualities, and for women to want to embody these things is confusing and goes against our unconscious stereotypes about the abilities and attributes of men versus women. The acceptance of women in sports becomes not a matter of ability of talent in their field, but rather is based on ways women can be what is considered by our culture to be feminine while they play their sport. If a woman can still be what the average person thinks of as a woman while also displaying talent, her "masculine" attributes can be more accepted by the audience and so the woman is more accepted.
Throughout history, women have had to struggle for equality in all elements of our society, but no where have they had a more difficult time than in the area of athletics. Sports is a right of passage that has always been grafted to boys and men. The time has come for our society to accept women athletes and give them the attention they deserve.