Gender Roles in Sports. By: Sarah Mills, Gil- Lyoung Kim, and Maddy Boire. Quote. People say ‘how could a woman take a hit like that?’ But we run track, play basketball, baseball, lacrosse and have babies. We're just as physical as men. Crystal Turpin, NY Sharks GM. Introduction.
By: Sarah Mills, Gil-Lyoung Kim, and MaddyBoire
People say ‘how could a woman take a hit like that?’ But we run track, play basketball, baseball, lacrosse and have babies. We're just as physical as men.
CrystalTurpin, NY Sharks GM
as soft, submissive, passive, weak, or
aggressive, and competitive.
stereotypical gender roles, some people &
media sources assume that they are lesbians.
sexualized themselves in the media and
spoke of it as a necessity when asked about it.
1900 – The first 19 women to compete in the modern Olympics Games in Paris, France, play in just three sports: tennis, golf, and croquet.
1918 – EleanoraSears, after winning at polo, baseball, golf, field hockey, auto racing, swimming, tennis, yachting and speedboat racing, takes up squash.
1943 – The owner of the Chicago Cubs establishes the All-American Girls Softball League, the forerunner of the All-American Girls Baseball League (AAGBL).
1965 – The Women's Golf Open is televised nationally for the first time.
1972 – Billie Jean King is named the Sportswoman of the Year by Sports Illustrated, the first time the award is given out.
1983 – Women's sports come under the NCAA.
1984 – Billie Jean King becomes the first woman head of a professional athletic league.
1991 – NCAA elects Judith Sweet as its first woman president.
1999 – Girl’s participation rates are rising faster than those of boys in almost every team sport.
2000 – According to the International Olympic Committee women will compete in the same number of team sports as men for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games.