"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2017, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part E
Inequalities and discrimination: Constraining women in sport seditionAuthor(s):
Dr. Raj KumarAbstract:
The position outcomes of sport for gender equality and women’s empowerment are constrained by gender-based discrimination in all areas and at all levels of sport and physical activity, fuelled by continuing stereotypes of women’s physical abilities and social roles. Women are frequently segregated involuntarily into different types of sports, events and competitions specifically targeted to women. Women’s access to positions of leadership and decision-making is constrained from the local to the international level. The value placed on women’s sport is often lower, resulting in inadequate resources and unequal wages and prizes. In the media, women’s sport is not only marginalized but also often presented in a different style that reflects and reinforces gender stereotypes. Violence against women, exploitation and harassment in sport are manifestations of the perceptions of men’s dominance, physical strength and power, which are traditionally portrayed in male sport.
There is a general understanding among people that being successful at a sport means becoming a successful man. However, for girls the problem is when a sport does not jibe with the image of womanhood or femininity
This paper is an effort to explore the power of sport and physical education to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It examines persistent inequalities and challenges to equal participation and benefits for women and girls, as well as ways to address them. Examples of good practices are provided in all areas. The report outlines recommendations for action in the areas of research, policy and operational activities. Pages: 262-265 | 604 Views 15 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Dr. Raj Kumar. Inequalities and discrimination: Constraining women in sport sedition. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(2): 262-265.