PSE 4UI - Portfolio #1 Bonnie Schumacher September 18, 2008 This article highlights the vast differences in how much male athletes and female athletes make as professionals. For example, in a review of the top 10 highest paid male and female athletes, the highest paid female, Maria Sharapova made only $26 million, whereas the 10th-highest paid male playing the same sport, Roger Federer made $35 million. There are many reasons why men get paid more than women in sport: their training costs more; there is more media attention around male sports, and equipment, etc. costs more. I find this topic of interest because it is interesting that after so many years of struggling for equality with males, females have still not found a balance in all aspects of life.
People often do not acknowledge women sports as much as men's sports. From the time of early Olympics, the role of women in sports and games was neglected. The end of the 19th century and turn of the 20th century saw the rising interest of women in sports both as participants and spectators. And for many years, women have been looking to be taken seriously in sports the same way men are. Compared to men's sports, most women’s sports are newer and that’s one of the main reasons for them not getting the recognition they deserve.
While I believe it has gotten much better in giving women more options, it still does not give us enough benefits. It is a disappointment that to this day there are still issues with equality among men and women. Of course it has helped many women’s collegiate sport programs lift off, but it only helps them to a certain limit. Society has put up a barrier on women’s sports, disallowing them to reach full potential. I think that thus far, Title IX has helped women’s sports, yet at the same time more can be done based off of the countless demands for
While men are judged on purely skill in their respective sports, women are judged less on their actually skills but how they can be marketed which always comes down to sexualizing themselves. You can see this by looking at the top paid women athletes such as Maria Sharapova or Danica Patrick who all clearly play that role. When we look at sport contracts, and only contracts not sponsorships, the largest contract signed by a male was $275,000,000(Alex Rodriguez) compared to the largest contract by a female was only $25,000,000. The same holds true when we look at
She was a dependable employee. However I think she suffered from role ambiguity. Although Susan felt like she should be doing more at work managerially she wasn’t. Anita as her supervisor should have placed a much more clear emphasis on her responsibilities. If she had done so I think she would have fewer negatives in her annual performance review.
In my second article titled, “Employment Patterns of Female Coaches in Men's Athletics: Tokenism and Marginalization as Reflections of Occupational Sex-Segregation,” Mary Jo Kane and Jane Marie Stangl examine how women have found it increasingly difficult to obtain jobs in coaching. Not only has it become a task for women to coach in women sports, but it has also become extremely difficult for women to coach in male dominated sports. Similar to the Rooney Rule, Title IX was implemented in order to give women more opportunity in the world of sport; however, the numbers of women in coaching has not risen much since. The authors provide typical logic which parallels Kanters view on tokens. Occupational sex segregation is an explanation one could use to clarify the low numbers of women in coaching positions.
Sadly, it seems that the women in Pakistan honestly believe that they are below the men in their country because they continue to allow this behavior to continue, without revolutionizing like the women in many other countries, including the US, once did. On the other hand, women in the United States are taught to love and respect themselves. Opposing Pakistan costumes, a woman that has a positive outlook on herself is found to be more appealing and attractive to the male population than a woman who is constantly putting herself down. Because the women in America today are taught by their parents and other members of society that they are valuable members of humanity from the day they are brought into the world, the vast majority of them would never let the male population control the direction of their
At that time, women were socialized to attend exclusively to home and family tasks. Gradually they were allowed access into “men-duties.” Thirty years ago, men used to be regarded superior, so men were more important and valuable in the society than women. For centuries, men were allowed to play more sports that women were not; such as football, tennis, among many others. However, women have shown that in spite of the fact that they may be physically weaker, they can do the same sports and jobs that men do. Nowadays, men and women have the same rights; they have the possibility to vote, the opportunity of choosing a career as well as the chance of working.
Even though in today's society having a job of educating young children is renowned and eminent, being a governess in the 19thcentury was considered lowly and was viewed as an underpaid servant asked to tutor children. With Jane's bold character, one would not expect her to have a job a civilization of people looked down upon. Jane limited by the inferiority of such a job only extended the idea of feminism. She was not granted equal rights compared to all the other men like Rochester. Though she did not deserve such a discriminating job, it was her only option to make a name for herself in the world.
The American women finally thought they would be able do some good, outside of their homes. Yet they were mistaken, similar to their everyday, their roles in the movements were limited and restricted. However, even as women began to become more