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Critical analysis on Gender Discrimination in Athletics Introduction Typically, sports are used as a relevant tool for promoting health, education, individualdevelopment and intercultural dialogue among others regardless of individuals, age, ability,political affiliation, race, Gender social-economic background and sexual orientation. It is notuntil gender discrimination in athletics begun to be exhibited in the way participants areallowed to participate in their respective areas as in case Oncale v. Sundowner OffshoreServices, Inc.. Since the inception of modern Olympics by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in1896,woman organism has not been cut out to sustain specific shocks as a sportswoman.Gender equality has come a long way such as UNESCO, which has included sports as aHuman Right in 19781. Even though there is an obstacle in gender discrimination around athletics as in caseCleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, Inc., 473 U.S, there are several women who have ledand others already leading the way to equality. This paper look examines how genderdiscrimination in athletics has paved the way for the inception of Human rights and theEquality Act2010 to seek redress against the action as in case General Elec. Co. v. Gilbert.The paper also evaluates the strategies that may be used to change gender discrimination sothat when parents are even taking their children in schools and colleges, they can have moreequal chances to participate in whatever they want as in case Roberts v. Colorado State Bd.of Agriculture, 998 F.2d 824 (10th Cir. 1993). Typically, the participation of women inathletics has similar benefits as men, especially in developing skills such as leadership skills,grades, and promoting their health and fitness, boosting their self-esteem. 1Nogueira, A., Molinero, O., Salguero, A., Lucidi, F. and Márquez, S., 2018. Identification of genderdiscrimination in sports: Training of agents of change.Revista de psicología del deporte,27(3), pp.0043-49.
Sports have been one of the world's most-liked and participated in art. Genderdiscrimination has faced a lot of concerns in the field of law with human rights and equalityacts in existence as in case Mississippi Univ. for Women v. Hogan. There have been pay-gapissues in sports where female athletes do not receive equal pay compared to their malecounterparts. Gender is defined as what culture or society characteristics one exhibit thatdescribes him/her to a particular gender as in case Cohen v. Brown University, 991 F.2d 888(1st Cir. 1993). Technically speaking, the word gender is being misused because a person’sgender is what the other person owns her/his identity, which is consistent with what societyand stereotypes consider to be acceptable2. With this in mind, it is worth saying that genderdiscrimination against women is experienced in sports in many forms even in management.