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G DowdellContemp studies yr 12 Sport & Gender Wk 17
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Factors that Contribute to Discrimination Gender Class Race Age Disability TIP: Whenever an exam Q asks about discrimination try to refer to each of these areas to get top marks!!!
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Definitions Gender: cultural & social expected/ excepted behaviour e.g. masculinity and femininity (these ideals change throughout history) Sex: biological distinguish whether we are male or female, we are born with these characteristics Sexism: set of beliefs that labels people inferior based on biological differences between sexes
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Gender Discrimination & Bias Gender bias in sport ( and in wider society) has been part of our society for centuries Scare tactics were used to stop women's participation in sport In the past women were seen as beautiful creatures who did not exert themselves or perspire, it was not seen as ladylike
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Facts Every year 33% of men take part in sport compared to only 10% of women Traditionally women are associated with aesthetic / non violent activities e.g. dance
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Task Stigma is attached to women who stray from these norms and play in traditionally male sports. They are often labelled butch or their sexuality is questioned: From you own personal experience, with reference to a particular sport state how this is often the case. 
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Stigma and Stereotyping Traditionally women are associated with aesthetic / non violent activities e.g. dance There is a stigma attached to women who stray from these norms and play in traditionally male sports. They are often labelled butch / lesbians!
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Restrictions on Women Today women have more freedom but there are still many factors which hold them back. Generally have less free time and often have jobs as well as bringing up children. Dont have the opportunity to take part in sport due to lack of finances.
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Historically women are seen as the weaker sex, this has impaired their chances to succeed and be recognised in sport. Inferior quality of media coverage. Sponsorship it tends to be for the wrong reasons e.g. sex appeal Drugs Famous celebrity family / spouse Class discussion: With reference from your own experience, discuss the effect that limited media coverage has on womens sport
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Women & Professional Sport On a professional stage women are not given the same amount of prestige, coverage or sponsorship that men get. Women who get the greatest amount of T.V. coverage tend to do so because of their looks rather than their sporting ability.
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Anna Kournikova- sex symbol 1 st tennis player 2 nd Even though Kournikova was never within the world top 10, but she is the highest paid female player with lucrative deals from various big companies.
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Modern day sport
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Changing Times Increase access / facilities and coaching Raise profile through media attention and sponsorship Nurture talent from a young age Increase provision, opportunity and esteem Now look read the handout and discuss reasons for some of these myths and stereotypes (pg 115)
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Why are more woman taking part in sport? Emancipation Culture of health and slimness More free time More money More facilities available More fashionable More activities to choose from
G Dowdell Contemp studies yr 12 Sports Council for Women Create positive attitude Increase opportunity Encourage equal opps Increase participation levels Improve skills