Poster or Presentation Title

Gender Inequality in Athletics

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

English

Abstract

In the world of sports, men and women are not viewed as equals by society which has led to the under representation of female athletes. Sexism plays a key role, along with stereotypes and appearance in the under representation. Women have just recently been allowed to participate in sports, but the media is less than interested in filming females. Women are overall not in the media, and when they are it is over their appearance when participating in a sport.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Leslie Layne

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Gender Inequality in Athletics

In the world of sports, men and women are not viewed as equals by society which has led to the under representation of female athletes. Sexism plays a key role, along with stereotypes and appearance in the under representation. Women have just recently been allowed to participate in sports, but the media is less than interested in filming females. Women are overall not in the media, and when they are it is over their appearance when participating in a sport.