Women's Fight in the Sport Industry

Jedidiah Gallagher

Abstract

Women who choose sports as a career face disparity and barriers that their male counterparts may not, as well as women in other sectors of business. Careers in the sports industry include the professional athlete, gym teacher, coach, sports marketer, lawyer, contractor, and many others. Research shows that throughout history, women have been marginalized in the sports industry and face struggles that parallel women’s fight for equality going back to the days of suffrage and voting rights. Feminists often use disparities of men and women in the sports field to show how women deal with things like double standards, salary disparities, sexism, and visibility in the media and the workplace. It is important that the industry be inclusive of everyone, regardless of one's sex.