The Importance Of Gender Inequality In Sports

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Introduction Gender Inequality has been a rising topic more and more each year because it seems to get noticed more and more but especially popular because of the recent 2016 Olympics. Gender Inequality is the different biases between men and women in world. More specifically, gender inequality is prominent in the sport occupation. So, Balish et al. (2016) found a connection that advance liability is caused from the gender differences in sport attendance, supporters, and motives for the game (Deaner et al., 2016; Deaner & Smith, 2013; Lombardo, 2012) (p. 11). To go off this, I decided to analyze some articles that focus on specific areas where gender inequality is evident; in pay gap, media, and the Olympics.
Pay Gap To begin with, the most
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A lot gender inequality definitely has to do with the history of the country. Since the beginning of time, society has always treated men and women differently. Men have always been expected to be caregivers, maids, and to stay away from sports. (Trolan, 2013, p. 2016). Continuing, Trolan (2013) concludes that media’s underreporting and sexualizing of women athletes is the reason for gender inequality. It is obvious in which there is barely any acknowledgement of women athletes and their sports. The underrepresentation of women’s sports and athletes has the public believing women sports are less than men sports, therefore, no need of being publicized (p. …show more content…
A research article finding states “greater gender equality (measured using the Gender Inequality Index) is associated with higher participation and medal counts in the Summer Olympic Games from 1996 through 2012” (Lowen et al., 2016, p. 260). The researchers’ “method in trying to prove this statement correct began with analyzed data from the Summer Olympic Games held in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Data on medals won were collected from the New York Times (2008) and the website of the International Olympic Committee (2012b). Because individual athletes can enter more than one event, we use the number of medals instead of the number of medalists” (Lowen et al., 2016, p.265). Lowen et al. (2016) hypothesized that women’s power has something to do with the universal athletic winnings (p. 260). At the end of all the data findings Lowen et al. (2016) confirmed their conclusion that the more equal genders are treated, the more the Olympic achievement rate, athlete participation, and medial sum increased dramatically (p.

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