Gender Inequality in Sport

Throughout history women have been perceived of not being allowed to take part in sport participation when compared to men, however through the history of women in sport they has been major accomplishments and these have all helped pave the way forward for other women who play in sport. Some events that have changed history for women in sports are said to be Maria-Teresa de Filippis who was the first woman to drive in the Formula 1 grand prix in 1958.

This has meant that in the early years of sport that women were not seen as people who should be playing in sports and they should be the home keepers making sure that everything at home is looked after. This stereotype has changed over the years and many sports have woman playing in teams and leagues around the world however, not the same opportunities are available for men and woman.

Schools now encouraged trying and making female sports teams whether they are team sports such as football or rugby, as well as other sports or activities such as cycling, table tennis and sports like those. These sports and schemes have been showing the effects already with females performing at a very high standard such as the world championships and Olympics. The athletes below have all won titles and achievements at the highest levels from schemes that would have occurred in schools and the local community.

In 2011, a government survey showed that men were still more likely to participate in sport when compared to women but the percentages show that this difference isn’t too large anymore 68.7% of men would take part in walking or jogging and 67.3% of women would take part in the same events.