Sport and Gender 1

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Structured Inequality Sport and Gender Part 1
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Female Gender Role Expectations Passive Gentle Delicate Submissive
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Sports Traits Assertiveness Competitiveness Physical Endurance Ruggedness Dominance
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Characteristics of Allowable Sports for Females Aesthetically pleasing (ice skating, diving, gymnastics) No bodily contact with opponents (bowling, archery, badminton, volleyball, tennis, golf, swimming, running) Action controlled to protect the athletes from overexertion (running short distances, basketball where offense and defense didn’t cross half-court)
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Consequences of Sexual Discrimination in Sport Femininity of those who defied cultural expectations questioned. Approx. 50% of population denied benefits of participation. Young women learned their “proper” role in society (on the sidelines). Women denied major source of college scholarships.
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Title IX of Education Amendments Act “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from taking
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course STAT 110 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at South Carolina.

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