Society and Women's Sport
A review of how society views gender and how this has affected sports and the sporting arena.
# 86012 | 2,475 words | 10 sources | APA | 2005 |
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Women Studies (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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It is only recently that women have been permitted to participate in almost any sport, both in an amateur and in a professional capacity. This is largely due to the fact that our society generally views the ideal of female and male, as polar opposites. This view is the main factor influencing this issue, but not the only one.
From the Paper:"Sport is shaped by our society, and our society is largely based on an ideal of female and male as polar opposites. This rigid notion of gender has shaped the way sport is practiced in our society. This is one reason why it was only recently that women were allowed to participate in most sports, both on an amateur and a professional level. It is now often thought that women have broken through the barriers and claimed sports as a realm in which they have an equal right to participate. However, the battle is not over."
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