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Gender Equality in Sports
“All men are created equal” is a quote by Thomas Jefferson stated in the Declaration of Independence that has traveled through many centuries and is still memorable today. What this phrase is missing is equal rights for women as well as men. Since this quote was written, times have changed drastically and women have acquired these rights. Although many people see the equality of men and women in today’s era, one place that it is not present is in the sports world. Men and women have very different roles and expectations in the sports world. Title IX was introduced as a problem solver, but, nevertheless, the unequal treatment between genders still exists. Although Title IX has solved many conflicts revolving around women’s teams, not all schools have followed the rules set for them. The continuation of unequal treatment between genders in the sports world has resulted in unfair advantages for men, unequal sponsorship income, and the mistreatment of athletes who play in the opposite sex dominate sports.
Outside of the educational aspects of gender equality,…
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