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Women in Sport

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By Alli Nickles Women in Sport Case #1: Gender Discrimination in Sport Case # 2: Improvements Made Survey -24 people were interviewed in total. 12 males, and 12 females of all different ages.
-The top famous men and women athletes were chosen to be matched up with the proper sport.
-After receiving results, this survey proved that men are less knowledgeable on women sports than women are. Taking a Look at: -Intro
-Gender Discrimination
-Value of Women's Sports
- Sexploitation
-Case: Why's it a Concern?
-Ask an Expert
-Survey MALES 1. Eric Heiden=92% 83%
2. Sidney Crosby=100% 100%
3. Michael Phelps=92% 83%
4. Cristiano Ronaldo=100% 100%
Total= 96% Total= 92% Males Vs. Females Case # 3: The Value of Women's Sports Intro: Gender Discrimination Value of Women's Sport Sexploitation VS. My Questions For You! VS FEMALES 1. Christine Nesbitt=25% 75%
2. Haley Wickenheiser=92% 100%
3. Ye Shiwen=25% 92%
4. Jenn Gaudet=50% 92%
5. Alex Morgan=58% 75%
Total:50% Total:87% -There has been controversy for many years in the world of sport involving the way women are treated and viewed in sports.
-Many people do not realize these problems mainly because women sports are not talked about half as much as men's sports are. -Statistics have proven that female sports do not carry the same weight as male sports do.
-The Women's Sports Foundation state that male athletes receive $179 million more for athletic scholarships.
-Collegiate Institutions spend only 24% of their athletic budgets on female sports, and 33% on scholarships. -Approximately 40% of sports are women participants and only 7% of total media coverage is devoted to their athletics
-In major newspapers in the USA, 3.5% of sports stories are about women sports.
-When the 2012/2013 World Juniors were going on, no one knew there was a U18 women's tournament as well. -Form of marketing or attempts to gain media coverage which focuses attention on the sexual attributes of female athletes, especially the visibility of their bodies Ask an Expert: Astrid Aafjes -Astrid is the Founder and President of "Women Win" and has focused her career on gender and human rights and gained much experience on advancing lives of women and creating social change.
-In 1994 she began her career in Cambodia with a human rights organization then moved to Washington to join the Women, Law and Development International.
-She now holds a Law degree from the University of Amsterdam and is continuing her work with Women Win. Astrid's organization Women Win believes that the leadership of women is so important for this world. Gender inequality and discrimination is deeply entrenched and widely tolerated throughout the world but must end. Women Win are trying to get awareness out there, tools to help replicate guidelines of curricula, invest in more partners and to get more girls to participate in sports. Case: Why is it a Concern? -Many female athletes are primarily viewed by their sexual attributes rather than their athletic skill can affect the women as an athlete and a person.
-Sexploitation is not just about the outfits, it also portrays women inappropriately in their sports gear.
-In many sports it is understandable why their uniforms are made the way they are but for some its questionable.
-A calendar was created by a national soccer team, the Matilda's primairly to achieve more media coverage for their team and sport.
-Focusing on a women's physical physique can cause embarrassment and anxiety. Researchers found it increases eating disorders and less confident women. 1. Why do you think there is less media coverage for womens sports? 2. If you were a female athlete, would you be okay with being used as a marketing tool to get publicized? 3. Do you think it's right for women's sports to get more viewers when their being sexploited? 4. Do you think there will ever be progress or change on how women are viewed in sports?
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