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Females and Officiating
Transcript of Females and Officiating
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. -Ayn Rand
Building Better Badgers
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Why aren't more females involved in officiating?
What is an inclusive environment?
What can we do?
Current Trends in Female Officiating
As females who officiate:
control what we can
never let them question integrity
set good examples for other females in our field
seek out positive exp. to offset the bad exp. everyone is bound to have
As those who work with female officials:
Awareness of situation
Line of fire
Drawing definitive lines
Aug. 2013: Sarah Thomas set to become first full-time NFL official for 2014 season.
Oct. 2013: Division II football game 1st to have 4 female officials on a college crew.
Dec. 2013: Fight Hunger Bowl becomes first ever FBS bowl game with 2 female officials.
2014: 10 of the 14 officials for the Women's Rugby World Cup will be female.
May 2017: Bibiana Steinhaus becomes first female official in top five European soccer league.
2017: NFL announces Terri Valenti will be the first instant replay official in the NFL.
1884: First Women's Singles Tournament at Wimbledon, Maud Watson is champion.
1900: Women compete in Paris Olympics in golf, tennis and croquet.
1924: Figure Skating is only sport open to women at the first Winter Olympics.
1931: Virne Mitchell becomes first women in pro baseball, strikes out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in exhibition. Women banned later that year.
1966: Roberta Gibb becomes first woman to run and finish Boston Marathon; it's unofficial since women couldn't enter until 1972.
1971: Full court, 5 on 5 basketball is approved for women.
1972: Title IX is passed by Congress, creating more sporting opportunities for women.
1987: Jackie Joyner-Kersee is first woman athlete on cover of Sports Illustrated.
Sexism: The Andy Gray Story
Stereotypes of male vs female roles
Opportunity: Title IX and the aftermath
A World of Firsts
Some of the biggest firsts
Females and Officiating
What we have seen...
Unwanted sexual advances
Questioning of ability
Questioning of intelligence
Questioning of qualifications
Perception of weakness