Do you think we have girl sports and boy sports?? What is a typical girl sport? Yoga? Dance? Cheer leading? Ballet?
What about boy sports? Football? Soccer? Baseball?
Even in sports, the stereotypes exist. Many people think that girls are not “qualified” for playing sports. Even if they do, people think they are not good.
The practice of excluding girls from “manly” sports start from the younger ages. In elementary school, males play soccer, basketball, or baseball in recesses. However, they do not want females to join and play with them. Even though, females are good players.
The stars in commercials are usually male sports players. For example, David Beckham probably appeared in many commercials. He even advertised for female’s perfume commercial. Then, where are the female star players? They do appear, however, they are not very favorable in advertisements.
Then there is another question? How many female players do we know compare to the male players? My answer would be very little. Even though, people are having more interests and trying to support them more than previous years. However, we still need a long way to go for females to be treated equally with male players.