Place of women in sport, status of women in sport, battle of the sexes, young sportswomen, women promoted as sportswomen, women in different sports
The status of women in sport has always been debated. Often sidelined, they are also discriminated, which annoys sportswomen and offers little hope for future generations. Forty years after Billie Jean King's famous Battle of the Sexes', an article published in 2015 for the online newspaper 1843 reviews the progress and importance of women in different sports.
[...] Thus, until 1950 no girl had ever taken part in a major baseball tournament, and controls only increased after this fraudulent participation. Although progresses are made every day, a big problem remains discrimination. Indeed, women are often denigrated, as Wyomia Tyus testifies: for her the problem lies in the lack of interest and encouragement for sportswomen. Furthermore, as Charles M. Schultz ironically points out, the lack of interest stems from the fact that few girls are involved in sport, and therefore most do not see the point of fighting for more visibility. II. [...]
[...] The inclusion of women in sport affects a wide variety of sports Thereby Ed Smith mentions cycling, tennis, cricket, rugby and football. Similarly, baseball is also affected by discrimination, as Britni de la Cretaz explains, and athletics is no exception either, as Wyomia Tyus testifies. Moreover, this issue does not only affect women, but also has an impact on younger players. As the cartoon shows, some girls have little interest in sport and even in the women's cause because they find it difficult to identify with it. [...]
[...] The changing place of women in sport The status of women in sport has always been debated. Often sidelined, they are also discriminated, which annoys sportswomen and offers little hope for future generations. Forty years after Billie Jean King's famous ‘Battle of the Sexes', an article published in 2015 for the online newspaper 1843 reviews the progress and importance of women in different sports. An older ironic cartoon from 1979 reveals the precarious position of women in its time. In her autobiography of 2018, Wyomia Tyus shows the backstage of women's sport, being a professional sprinter herself. [...]
[...] Finally, for some sportswomen, all the pitfalls encountered must be turned into a strength. This is the case of Katrina Surcel-Debes. For her there is no doubt that sportswomen must impose themselves and show that women's sport has a future. As Wyomia Tyus concludes, people are gradually changing their mindset, and if women continue to face adversity and make progress at all levels and scales, one day no more women or girls will have to suffer discrimination in sport. Documents - A drawing by Charles M. [...]
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