Essay About Women's Rights In Sports

1062 Words 5 Pages
Women’s rights in Sports
According to Wikipedia, Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls of many societies throughout the world. In certain places, these rights are practised, established or supported by law, local custom, and behaviour, while in others places those rights may be disregarded or suppressed. One of the necessary requirement for the effective exercise of women’s rights is that every woman should be free to develop and maintain their physical, mental, and intellectual powers, and that approach to physical knowledge and sport should accordingly be assured and guaranteed for everyone. Even though there are many female athletes have been successful in all kinds of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain.
Being a Muslims dominant country, in Malaysia, women are less encouraged in sports field compared to other fields like
…show more content…
Muslim women face many problems in sports and exercise, such as the banning of hijab, poverty of people and religious intolerance. But one of the main problem or barrier to sport comes from within their own communities. They belief that the participation of women in sports and exercise in public could damage their dignity as a man and woman. Thus, the women’s participation is not acceptable because they want to safeguard men as well as women’s modesty. In a recent discussion, people argues that women playing certain types of sports involves activities like running and jumping in the presence of men would affect the dignity of women and a woman’s body is exposed with such movements. These are the main reason of Muslim women being less active in sports. However, there are many different opinions on this

Related Documents