However, they face many obstacles and setbacks because of their gender despite their ability to play baseball. During the recruiting process, women were selected based on their talent as well as their looks. Girls with amazing talent were denied the opportunity to play simply based on their looks (Greenhut et al 1992). The organizers believed
In a world that is constantly trying to change who you are, staying true to yourself can be the most challenging thing. An example of this is 1950's Australia, where women had very little opportunities in achieving higher levels of educations and career options. Women were expected to play the role of the typical “stay-at-home” mother, and women who didn’t follow this trend were heavily judged by society. Since the 1950s, gender roles and expectations of women have changed for the better, with feminism playing a pivotal role in ensuring equality between men and women. During the 1950s, Australia’s attitude towards feminism was still quite negative.
The Colony’s view on single women influenced greatly the way women were treated within the colony. The colonists saw them as a threat because they were vulnerable without a husband or father for protection and were seen as unproductive in their work compared to men (Grimshaw, p. 87, Rushen p. 52, 54). They were blamed for prostitution and sexual immorality within the colony. The colony rather than holding out a hand of care for these new immigrant women pointed
She didn’t enjoy her time spent there so why she was so willing to come back. Some people never get enough of the life they live even if it‘s bad . Its just like a women who is in a abusive relationship and we wonder why the never leave. Its because once someone adapted to a certain life style the desire for change is slim to none. The narrative made it clear that she didn’t fit in with the people in her town but feared leaving because that lifestyle was all she ever known.
Allie Dille Mrs. Kangas English 10x Hour 4 October 25, 2010 Clare Boothe Luce, an American playwright, journalist, ambassador, and U.S. Congresswoman once stated, “Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed”. Women have forever been seen as the “weakest link” of society and are rarely given the voice they deserve. Sometimes, women feel as though they must go to extremes to be heard in society due to their lack of power. The women of Salem in The Crucible by Arthur Miller feel as though they must go to great lengths in order to have an influence in their community. The lack of power that women have in Salem sets the stage for hysteria.
That our Nation, founded on principles of equal rights, with laws protecting us from discrimination, endorses discrimination based on gender in its own institution, is particularly disturbing. Refusing admittance to females based on physical standards which don’t pertain to job effectiveness or based on stereotypes of women’s physical abilities is also disturbing. Basically, the idea is, we don’t think a woman can do it so we aren’t going to let her try. This stereotype completely discounts the women who successfully compete in triathlons, iron man competitions and various other physical challenges all over the world. Additionally, basing the discrimination on the fact that women have periods and might see a man naked or be seen naked trivializes the desire these women have to be the best and to be recognized for it.
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.
Inequalities that exist in many social life areas are an indication that there are some disadvantages that women experience in choosing leisure activities (Haywood, Kew, & Bramham, 1995). The most strong disadvantage argument that have been passed across is the one suggesting that the life of a woman is so much oppressed making it very hard to see any importance of enjoying any form of leisure. Thus meaning, leisure may be a concept that is very meaningless to a woman. However, most research that have been carried out on women leisure, have shown that women do have leisure but lesser of it because they face more disadvantages than the men when it comes to leisure choices. The objective of this paper is to look at disadvantages that women experience in leisure choices.
Women’s AFL deserves the same publicity as men’s AFL. In the feature article ‘Playing for Keeps’ in the West Australian is a carefully constructed article aimed at all people involved in a sport to persuade them that women’s AFL should be as big as the men’s. the main points the journalist rises are that women don’t want to be like men all they want is to be able to play the game on a scale like men have, the other idea explored is because of the low publicity of women’s AFL it is finically difficult for them to use AFL as full time employment. The journalist accomplishes his/her goal of persuading you that women’s AFL deserves more recognition by appealing to our heart or morals through the use of anecdotal evidence and interviews, the article
Even though these women showcase a passing interest in sports with more feminine attributes, they still do not seek out further information about those specific sports (134). Surprisingly, these same women who do not follow women’s sports, complain or are displeased with the lack of coverage they receive. Professional women’s sports are not getting enough exposure, which hinders possible new fans from being interested. Therefore, if women’s sports were on television as much as men’s sports, more people, not just other women, would watch and support