Discrimination In Sports Essay

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This area of gender has been slowly gaining equality but still has a long way to come. You guessed it, sports. There has been a law that has gone into effect for athletics and education called Title IX. This act states that, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Essentially this means that men and women cannot be discriminated against when receiving scholarship money for playing a sport, participation in a sport that is open to both men and women, and that the equipment and training men’s and women’s sports may require are of an equal quality. This …show more content…
Students will play together and begin growing together as a team and they will begin to have a rhythm. Like any player on a team each student will want to be the best player and will begin to take extra time to get better and because the students would not be discriminated against there would be no players that “played like a girl’ or that were only good players because they were “tomboys.” Students would all be measured with the same skills and would then grow as a team. Sports that are typically dominated by one gender may have a more balanced team since they would have individual skills they may not have originally had if only have of the players were actually eligible to participate in that particular sport. Teams will more than likely perform better because they have been playing as a unit since childhood so as students get older and more skilled they can all work off of one another. This would also make it equal for the most skilled students to receive scholarships, and there would be no discrimination against any player. The students would also use the same equipment since the team would just be the team and the use of the equipment would be equal for all students that participate in the sport. Without gender sports teams would also be twice as large, allowing for players to rest more and push themselves even harder to be the best player that …show more content…
We may not know the outstanding abilities of men and women players if in their life they have not been challenged to exceed expectation beyond measurable doubt. These are limits that we as humans put on ourselves. Changing the way that we look at gender, essentially by looking at gender at all, puts limitations on the way that not only the educational part of the school system runs, but also how the way the school sports are

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