Stereotypes Of Women In Sports

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Many negatives still rise from Title IX, such as who coaches the teams. Since women are allowed to play in sports, should women be allowed to coach sports? This interesting question has brought conclusions that still show the inequality of women being “doubted” of coaching a specific sport team. According to _Sport in Society: Issues and _Controversies, it states, “From 2000 and 2002, 326 out of 361 new jobs for head coaches of women’s teams went to men” (Coaxley, Chapter 8). This is definitely a downgrade of women coaches for organizing and directing a sports team. The other 35 new jobs were given to women and it was not stated what type of sport it was. Still, the ratio is not fair and has a huge favor of men still coaching sports that women can easily do the same. The stereotype…show more content…
Sports magazines have been around for quite a time, and are a collection of editors that write about their opinions on certain sport activities. To make the front of Sports Illustrated is an accomplishment for many athletes, but what is the real focus of having a female athlete on the front posing? While only 90% of Sports Illustrated covers male athletes, there has been an increase of coverage of women’s sports since the 1990’s. An interesting fact on Sports Illustrated is that half of the women that have been on the front cover are models, and are not even athletes. The irony here is the other half are athletes, but they don’t get that much attention as the special “Swimsuit Edition” cover every year. The media challenges femininity to be “sexy” and an “athlete” at the same time, when showing an action play on the front cover needs a pose of the female athlete to make it complete. The main theme that women are used as sex images and props have given the media a corporate accomplishment for the interest of their

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