Gender Equality Of Sports Coverage Essays

2292 Words Nov 13th, 2016 10 Pages
Equality in Sports Coverage In the growing popularity of sports, there are many issues that have plagued America in regards to gender issues in sports. While this has been a long standing issue since the inception of sports. One of the main topics that is being brought to the forefront of this issues, is that of gender equality in sports. One of the main controversies in regards to the gender equality issues in sports, is the equality of media coverage in women’s sports at the colligate and professional level. The majority of conversation in the realm of media equality in women’s sports is the lack of media coverage and exposures compared to that of men’s sports at the colligate and professional level. The purpose of this paper will be to provide background to the growth women’s sports, while examining a few of the casual factors such as the bias of the media, the media’s portrayal of female athletes as well as financial implications that continue to hamper the growth in the equality of media coverage in women’s sports. The popularity and growth of women’s sports have grown large increments over the past couple of decades. One of the leading growth factors in women’s sports was the implementation of the Title IX in 1972. With this federal law Title IX “requires proportional participation opportunities. The percentage of female athletes in the athletic program (numbers of athletes, not numbers of teams) needs to match the percentage of girls in your student body” (Womens…

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