Sexism in the Sports World
Movement for Equal Athletic Opportunities
The Belife that athletics helps people develop good health and physical fitness has long been held by the vast majority in our society. But until the last few years, sports-conscious America was concerned primarily with men's sports. As a result, women have lagged far behind in every aspect of sports participation, from facilities and coaching to media coverage. Inequities facing women in sports have extended from kindergarten through college, from the public playground through the professional ranks.
There has been some change in the situation in the last few years, primarily as a result of the women's rights movement. One observer has said that the women's movement “made both sexes aware of the huge inequities in every ...