Gender Discrimination : Professional And Collegiate Sports Essay

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Gender Discrimination Still Exists Discrimination is not something many people talk about, because people believe that it is gone. Gender discrimination is still very prevalent though. In professional and collegiate sports, the difference in opportunities and pay is a major gap. Title IX tried to fix some of the gender pay gaps, but has been proven unsuccessful. The difference in pay is staggering, but male and female athletes still face the same challenges and achieve the same glory. When it comes to collegiate sports, the pay difference is not the problem. College level athletes do not get paid, but it matters when it comes to opportunities for the athletes. Women’s athletics are seen as inferior and are usually disregarded (Ross). The other difference in collegiate sports is with the coaches. Bonnie Henrickson, the University of Kansas women’s basketball coach earned about $505,000. The University of Kansas men’s basketball coach, Bill Self, made around $5 million (Ross). That comes out to a $4.5 million difference. The coaches have about the same records and stats, yet the male coach of the men’s team makes way more than the woman coach of the women’s team. Title IX has not solved that problem. Title IX has made a lot of things better, but not everything. It has closed the gap a little bit when it comes down to the number of sports teams at a college and how many players you can have on each team. It has not solved the problem of money given to coaches or money…

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