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She may bear a child, but can sport the ‘cap’ too; Women who fought sexism in sports – Oneindia

Be it the scantily dressed cheerleaders or the women hostesses of IPL who seem to be a mere eye candy to attract audiences, the world of sports is revealing the belying sexism within it in a whole new way. However, here is a clan of women whose voices were nothing more than a whimper when it came to citing their contributions in sports.

A vedio by Norwegian women’s soccer world cup finalists is a case in point. When Male soccer and cricket are the final words, ruling the rooster in sports, women feel defeated and cheated. With zero encouragement and equally sorry state of fundings, women sportsperson have taken to a path that they only can take to prove their point- that of a sarcastic video.

Her teammates are of a similar opinion. Forward Emilie Haavi says that she struggles with a free kick situation, while Cathrine Dekkerhus complains that she cannot complete more than 25 kick-ups, that too with a balloon.

One also mentions writing a letter to the FIFA asking it to relax the rules in women’s world cup by implementing easier rules, comprehensible to a female mind.

Charlotte Edwards, the captain for England’s cricket team, for example, recalls her initial years in a boy’s team where she found restraint from the team’s family members.

 

 

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