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5 ways professional sports reinforce sexism
The annual study conducted by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Southern California found that media coverage of women\'s sports programs changed the way women athletes perceive it, often reinforcing gender stereotypes.
The study, published in the September 2017 issue of gender and society, shows that women\'s sports are less interesting and not fully reported. These factors lead to lower ticket sales and lower wages for athletes.
According to the study, at the age of 90, the report of female athletes was \"obvious gender discrimination\", and then at the age of 2000, by pestering the traditional gender roles of athletes,
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2014 of the reports \"portray women\'s sports in a bland way, which they call\" gender-based sexualism \".
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During the year of the study, as cheerleaders, dancers and promotional models, there has also been an increase in female roles in professional sports.
Both trends stem from the notion of gender discrimination that women should adhere to the traditional gender role \".
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Cheryl Kutcher, associate professor of American studies at Purdue University.
Cooky, an expert in sports sociology, says that those who defend sex discrimination in sports cannot simply claim that this is a tradition.
\"This statement has no value,\" Cooky said by email . \".
\"While something may be a practice of the past or a tradition, it does not in itself justify or have no excuse for the gender discrimination that these practices reinforce or support
\"If sports organizations are using cheerleaders or dancers as part of the fan\'s\" entertainment, \"then we should advocate that these women get fair pay and compensation,\" Cooky said . \".
\"I am more concerned about institutional forms of gender discrimination that are not conducive to women in sports than about accusing individual athletes and questioning the choices they make.
Cooky emphasizes that it is futile to judge women who make a living in these roles.
Unfortunately, Cooky\'s research can only prove that gender discrimination continues to penetrate sports.
Read on to the five most obvious examples.