Essay on Women 's Athletes 's Sports

3416 Words Jun 29th, 2015 14 Pages
there has been little effort by the public to promote respect and creditability in Women’s Sports. However, over the past decade the controversy around women’s sports and campaigns that support diversity or equality has brought women 's sports a long way since the early 1980s. As a male athlete, it’s hard for me to understand the scrutiny women went through while pursuing their love for athletics. Women were stereotyped by society and labeled as feminist and couldn 't be seen as an equal in the world of athletics. Thankfully, women, (and some men), generated enough attention to this disparity in the world of sports and were able to successfully gain leverage in the movement for gender equality in athletics. These pioneers were able to make great gains toward changes made for the sexuality in women 's sports, overall appearance, and equal rights.

The tremendous increase in the number of women participating in sports combined with an increase in American society’s interest in sexuality severed as catalyst for the heightened attention regarding sex appeal of these women athletes. When women first attempted to participate in sports they were not accepted with in the sports community. Most people with the majority being men weren’t comfortable with the fact that women wanted to play sports, because of the lack of gender equality in America during that time period. Gender roles were and still are considered as a strong theoretical viewpoint in the social sciences and…

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