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Women Sport Participation in Australia

Women Sport Participation in Australia

INEQUALITY

AUSTRALIAN SPORT CULTURE

SEXISM

MAIN-STREAM MEDIA

"Hopefully they change netball uniforms. I think there’s ... a shift for equality and the understanding that women aren’t fragile objects for people to keep." Jaime.


"Boys can go from Auskick straight to a team. There's no real kind of club for the girls until [age] fifteen." Lisa.

"We [girls] were getting guys our own age training us, whereas they were actually getting a coach." Sam.

"It's pretty hard to change culture when it's so focused on masculinity." Sam.


"my brother ... would go around to a friend’s house and have a few drinks and watch the footy." Lisa.


"The first thing someone will say is “Did you watch this” or “how do you feel about this?” It’s important [sport] … I don’t know." Jamila.


"My dad will say she’s really good, and she knows what she’s doing, but it’s still “for a girl.” Sam.


"I have friend, a guy friend, who hates sports ... I know for a fact that he’s been questioned about his sexuality all the time." Jaime.


"I just stopped all physical activity, because I was like “No, I have to be girly” like I can’t be tough." Jaime.

"[news coverage] It'll be like five minutes of all the males teams ... and one minute for women." Sam.

"Yeah, [sport] it’s like our whole back section of the newspaper. Yeah people are into it." Jamila.


"There’s a lot of focus on her body. Her attitude, her lifestyle, and male players do get that as well but their usually talking about “Look at what he did on the weekend” whereas they’re focussing on her arse." Sam.


HOW DO

WOMEN CONCEPTUALISE SPORT PARTICIPATION IN AUSTRALIA?

Differences in various aspects of sport participation that marginalise women and affect the learning, development, opportunity, and support of their participation

The way in which our society engages in/with and supports local sports, clubs, and players according to predetermined social norms

Explicit ideals regarded as the socially normal behaviours and expectations of women and men's performance and participation in sports

Biases against women in the media that denotes male dominace in the sporting arena and an emphasis on appearence and popularity as a pertinent trait of a successful Australian sports player


"I have a few friends that are on state teams and stuff and they just don’t get anywhere near the recognition the boys do." Lisa.



"You need sport. It’s so crucial. Australia is just sport. I can’t emphasise it enough." Jaime.




"They [men] could be 50 kilos overweight but they feel like they’re one of the boys and it’s that… it’s a boys club. Women aren’t allowed to be in it kind of thing." Sam.




"[Media representaion is] very one sided towards males again. Like I mean Australia won the netball world cup yesterday and all anyone could talk about was the derby." Lisa.


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Here is a mind map showing how do women conceptualize sport participation in Australia. From this mind map, there are 4 ways to illustrate this topic, including inequality, Australian sports culture, sexism, mainstream media. As for the inequality, differences in various aspects of sport participation that marginalize women and affect the learning, development, opportunity, and support of their participation. Learn more details from this mind map, or try to make yours with ease.

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