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Running Head: Gender inequality in women’s sports 1 Gender inequality in women’s sports Name Institution Author Note
Gender inequality in women’s sports 2 Table of Content Abstract ............................................................................................................................................ 3 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 4 Background on Gender Inequality in Sports ................................................................................... 5 Literature Review ............................................................................................................................ 6 Unequal pay- the Gender pays Gap for Women in Sports ............................................................... 7 The Impact of the Media on Gender-Inequality in Sports ............................................................... 9 Gender Stereotyping and Discrimination of Female College Athletes .......................................... 11 Conclusion ..................................................................................................................................... 13 Bibliography .................................................................................................................................. 14
Gender inequality in women’s sports 3 Abstract Sportswomen work just as hard as sportsmen. Irrespective of their struggles, they experience significant inequality and gender discrimination. Female athletes and sportswomen are likely to receive lower pay, poor contracts, fewer opportunities, and very little media attention. Gender discrimination is evident in all sports. The more a game is popular, the broader the pay gap, and the more inequalities between men and women. Women in the U.S., Europe, and most regions of the globe severely lag behind men in sporting activities. Women are affected by many factors that are not related to sports. Women face challenges in education, healthcare, leadership, and professional careers. Sports have many advantages to both men and women, which include fitness, self-development, and economic empowerment. Sports instill significant individual values like perseverance, teamwork, respect, and discipline. Unfortunately, women have to face challenges that inhibit them from attaining their maximum potential. Women suffer from a significant pay gap, which dramatically influences their motivation and performance; the media also negatively portrays women, thus affecting societal views on women sports. Collegiate female athletes suffer the most from discrimination, stereotyping, and lack of opportunities. Many studies have been conducted to investigate various factors that foster inequality in sports. This paper highlights a literature review of previous research on these topics. Keywords: Gender inequality, Women in sports, Sports discrimination.
Gender inequality in women’s sports 4 Introduction Gender inequality exists in all aspects of human relations despite all the heated debates, arguments, and legislations that have been put across to avoid such issues. The American culture forces women to face an uphill climb in all sectors, primarily male-dominated fields like management, engineering, and leadership. American women have made groundbreaking strides over the past 100 years of American history towards liberation from gender inequality. Women achieved the right to vote back in 1920 (Mazur, Organista, & Dziubiński, 2018). In 1963, the equal pay act empowered more women who were experiencing discrimination while pursuing the same careers as men. Through the Title IX amendment in 1972, women received the chance to equally and justly participate in all sports irrespective of their ethnic background, economic background, race, religion, and disability. Unfortunately, the dream of equal rights to all has never been realized. Gender bias exists to date. The majority of

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