Women's Sports

Lýsing:Although girls and women account for approximately 40 percent of all athletes in the...
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Women's Sports

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Efnisyfirlit

  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Figure and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • 1 Why Women’s Sport Matters
    • Why does sport matter?
    • Why does girls’ and women’s sport matter?
    • What counts as a sport?
    • Case study: Is cheerleading a sport?
  • 2 A Brief History of Women’s Sport
    • How long have women played sport?
    • What marked the beginning of the modern age of sport and what did it mean for women?
    • What were the medical rationales for keeping women out of sport?
    • What were the aesthetic rationales for keeping women out of sport?
    • What were the social rationales for keeping women out of sport?
    • Were the 1920s the “golden age of sport”?
    • What were industrial leagues?
    • How did the history of racial and ethnic segregation and oppression affect sport for American girls and women?
    • When and how did physical educators change their collective philosophy about competitive sport for girls and women?
  • 3 The Influence of Title IX
    • What is Title IX?
    • How has Title IX influenced girls’ and women’s participation in sport?
    • How do athletic programs comply with Title IX?
    • If athletic departments do not directly receive federal funding, are they exempt from Title IX?
    • Is Title IX to blame when athletic departments cut men’s programs?
    • What is gender equity?
    • Do we still need Title IX, as it applies to athletics?
    • How does Title IX apply to cases of sexual harassment and sexual violence?
  • 4 Gender and Sport
    • Do the terms “sex” and “gender” mean the same thing?
    • How does gender affect girls’ and women’s participation in sport?
    • What are some examples of gendered differences in sport?
    • How do uniforms express gender differences in men’s and women’s sport?
    • What is the feminine apologetic?
    • Is muscularity a gendered characteristic?
  • 5 Sexualities and Sport
    • What were the historical concerns about women’s sexuality in sport?
    • Does “sex sell” women’s sport?
    • What is the Lingerie Football League?
    • What is homophobia?
    • What are some of the ways that homophobia affects women’s sport?
    • Are there sports opportunities organized specifically for LGBTQ athletes?
    • Are things getting better for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer athletes?
  • 6 Sex Segregation
    • Why do we segregate sport on the basis of sex?
    • Should we segregate sport according to sex?
    • Are women closing the “muscle gap” in sport?
    • What are some examples of sex-integrated sport?
    • Why do girls and women play softball while boys and men play baseball?
    • Is there really any such thing as “throwing like a girl”?
    • Does Title IX permit girls and women to play on boys’ and men’s teams?
    • Does Title IX permit boys and men to play on girls’ and women’s teams?
    • What are “sex tests” in women’s sport?
    • What is hyperandrogenism?
    • What policies do organizations follow with regard to transgender athletes?
  • 7 The Olympic and Paralympic Games
    • How is the Olympic Movement organized and what role do women play in its organization?
    • How long have women been competing in the Olympic Games?
    • What Olympic sports have been the most difficult for women to gain access?
    • Do women compete in the same Olympic sports as men?
    • Are there any negative consequences to adding new sports and events to the Olympic program?
    • Do all National Olympic Committees send female athletes to the Games?
    • What are the Paralympic Games?
    • How is the Paralympic Movement organized and what role do women play in the organization?
    • Do men and women compete equally at the Paralympic Games?
    • Do all National Paralympic Committees send female athletes to the Games?
    • Do the Paralympic Games receive the same amount of media coverage as the Olympic Games?
  • 8 Women, Sport, and the Media
    • Do male and female athletes receive the same amount of coverage in sport media?
    • Isn’t this difference in coverage based on consumer interest?
    • How does the coverage of women’s sport differ from the coverage of men’s sport?
    • Are sportswomen of color treated differently in sport media?
    • Are Muslim women treated differently in sport media?
    • Are there any significant themes that emerge in the media coverage of parasport or female athletes with impairments?
    • Has new and electronic media changed the coverage of women’s sport?
    • What is the status of women in sport journalism?
    • What types of challenges do women sport journalists face?
    • Are women journalists allowed in men’s locker rooms?
  • 9 Professional Opportunities
    • What is the status of women in coaching positions?
    • What is the status of women in other positions of authority in sport?
    • Are there any professional sports in which women earn the same amount of money as men?
    • In what sports are pay disparities between men and women athletes the widest?
    • How do the WNBA and other professional women’s leagues survive?
    • Why aren’t women’s professional sports more successful?
  • 10 The Sport–Health Connection
    • Is sport healthy?
    • Do female athletes have health concerns that are different from those of male athletes?
    • Does menstruation influence women’s sport participation?
    • What is the female athlete triad?
    • In what sports are female athletes most susceptible to disordered eating patterns?
    • Is it OK to compete in sport while pregnant?
    • What performance-enhancing drugs do women use and what are the effects?
    • Does sport put girls and women at risk for sexual violence?
    • There is a lot in the news concerning sexual abuse scandals in sport: Is this a new phenomenon?
    • What is being done to address and prevent sexual abuse in sport?
  • 11 Moving On
    • If sport provides so many benefits, why don’t all girls and women participate?
    • Are there any places where it is illegal for women to play sport?
    • Is sport a human right?
    • What is Sport for Development and Peace?
    • Are things getting better for girls and women in sport?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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