Stereotypes Of Women In Sports Essay

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Summer Olympic wins (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012) and three World Cup wins (1991,1999, and 2015) while, the men have almost never stood on the podium let alone win a gold medal (History). Not to mention, a few of the female players are regarded to be better soccer players than the men. Players like, Abby Wambach, a forward for the female team, “has 184 international goals – more than any other man or woman in history” (Goff, 2015, par.1). Abby Wambach has broken the stereotype that women are not as good athletes as men; she has outscored even the soccer greats, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Another great example is midfielder, Carli Lloyd, who in the World Cup final, “scored a historic hat trick, with all three goals occurring within the first sixteen minutes of the game.” (Pennsylvania Conference for Women, 2015, Par.3). Lloyd’s hat trick is the fastest three goals to happen in the history of the tournament, and the third goal was astoundingly made from half field (Hayes, 2016). With players like Wambach and Lloyd, the stereotype that men are better athletes goes right out the window. In contrast, the furthest the men’s team has gone in the World Cup “is third place, while the women’s team has won three times” …show more content…
Within the past few years, especially the last few months since the World Cup, Americans have given women’s soccer more support and attention. After the tournament the team went to Los Angeles to take part in a victory tour parade commemorating their huge success. The parade drew in many fans at rally shows, displaying the American fans have pride and interest in this team. In addition to the rally show, there was also ticker tape parade in New York, put on for females, the USWNT. It was the first ever ticker-tape put on for a female team (Sanchez, 2015 par.25). De Blasio, the mayor “called members of the team heroines on and off the field, and an inspiration for women of all ages” (Sanchez, 2015, par.

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