For example, stereotypes of women’s physical abilities and social roles are still very prominent today, and so women naturally feel inferior in the sports domain. If we stray away from the right track towards gender equality in sports and increased feelings of empowerment will only be reached if these stereotypes are eliminated (Sandys, 2007). Therefore, it could be argued that increased media coverage of women’s sports could be a possible solution, because it would serve to ed... ... middle of paper ... ...d to secondary positions and now women’s athletics was controlled by men where as in the past decade it was controlled by women (Antunovic & Hardin, 2013). Gender equality in sports is still an issue that will be dealt with many years to come. Great advancement has been made through history and accomplishments did not go unnoticed.
While they have made amazing strides in the past decades, they are far from equal in today’s society and still have a ways to go. The gender equality of women to men is seen as a direct threat to the heteropatriarchy and patriarchic hegemony of society and thus women are subjugated to certain ideologies and backlashes to hinder their progress. The domination of women, rape as a tool of domination, and the societal hegemony of gender inequality are three main factors to why women, eve... ... middle of paper ... ...ople do not wish to see change, they don’t want to rock the boat, or they have an irrational fear/poor understanding of what feminism really is! At the root of all equality issue is one notion, that of humanity. Women are human beings, Black people are human beings, Arabs are human beings, and every single person on this planet is a human being and is born no less free than any other human being.
Title IX has drastically changed the lives and the quality of the lives of women. The law deals with schooling and sports, but the reach of it extends much further. Women are not told that they are equal, and then receive unequal benefits anymore, and they have the same opportunity of education as men. Although Title IX is not the only reason for the status of women today, it helped greatly in the process.
Within the United States, women are now just as likely as men to succeed in higher education and the gender gap has decreased very much if not been eliminated completely. Today we have so many gender norms it is almost weird when people do not stick to them. Since growing up whenever watching a movie that involved a hero the role would always be taken by a man. However times have changed and you now see women taking the lead hero role which is phenomenal. As well as being transgender has become a lot more accepting now than it was in the past.
Title IX has changed a women’s life in a positive way with the changes that have affected many women attending a college or university. Schools have to allow women in any classes that are offered but for sports it is a bit different. The school has to offer the same number of opportunities for women sports as men sports. Some have said that this will cause schools to cut some of the men’s sports to allow for equal numbers. “Overall, men's athletic opportunities since Title IX's passage have increased,” said the Women’s Sports Foundation.
The Fight for Women’s Rights, A Struggle Against Human Nature For an American in the twenty first century, for whom it is illegal to discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, or gender, it is almost incomprehensible that there was a time when women were more than just discriminated against, they were in fact denied all basic rights. Although the Enlightenment thinkers proposed the ideas of the inalienable rights of man in the mid seventeenth century, it took almost a century until the first thought was given to the rights of women, and many more years until women were granted these basic rights. All change is a gradual process, and changing the attitude of society towards women was no different. It took much time until it was acknowledged that women were not inferior or dependent by nature but rather by habit and custom. Human nature is to classify and to stereotype, and as such, women will never truly be equal in the eyes of society.
Men and women are different; therefore they find their happiness in different forms. For decades, women have struggled to be free from oppressive social constructions. In the United States, women’s movements formed to seek the equality of men and women under the law. In more recent years, the struggle for equality of men and women has evolved into the struggle for equality between men and women; in other words, the struggle became for women to be as equal as men. Though theses movements have been successful, they have left men and women in our society with negative unintended consequences.
A woman’s femininity played a large role in the way they were perceived by society; weak. Women were seen as incommensurate to men and it was something that has taken us centuries to reverse. Today, women are given the rights we should have been entitled to all along, but there are still inadequacies between the genders that separate females from fully being able to participate and engage in life the same way a male does. In this way, the Olympics are no different. The Olympics have come a very long way in the past one hundred years in being sensitive and considerate of females, but there are still things that need to be addressed.
The policies used like financial incentives-marriage loans and birth grants, meant that women were placed better when having children. Their role was to maintain high birth rates, and their position and situation was desirable for this role. However all women did not accept this and many did not gain from the measures taken. Underpinned in the policy was the fact that it would restrict women to the home and reduce employment with women, which is what the Nazis wanted. However this was not the case as there was actually a growth in female employment from 1933-39.
This policy is intended to give both parties an equal opportunity to be a successful individual and make it in today’s society. It is morally wrong because the battle for equal rights has been won and favoring members in one group over another is totally unfair. Others see it as the only opportunity for minorities and women to rise up and obtain the same education and career opportunity as everyone else. Before writing this paper I had not known a lot about what affirmative action meant, but now I can say I strongly disagree with its meaning. I myself had a run in with affirmative action just recently in this past month.