Problem

Discrimination against women in sports

Other Names:
Exclusion of women from athletic competition
Prejudicial treatment of women in athletic training
Active prejudice towards female athletes
Nature:
The very traits that set women apart as successful athletes: an aggressively competitive nature and natural strength and size, are the same that are generally regarded as masculine and therefore not to be cultivated by women. This attitude in the West along with the belief that women are physically inferior result in fewer training facilities, less money and poor quality coaching for women athletics.
Incidence:
Cerain Arab countries have all-male Olympic teams.
Aggravated By:
Over-competitive sports
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
09.02.1997 – 00:00 CET
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