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  • PALAK KASHIV
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    Female sports players are not acknowledged, they are not given the media coverage or appreciation they deserve. Female are playing sports for many years they do not start playing now, because some traditional society does not allow women to face, there is sexism in the sports field also. Females are allowed to play sports till the specific after some time their parents say to quit sports and do marriage and ask your husband if he agrees then only continue. Indian girls who play sports have to do practice in suits but it is not comfortable for them, also they don’t get support from family when it comes to going out represent at the state level, country level and international level female players had to convince a lot to go for the match. Many women do not get the equipment and proper diet because some parents think we are just wasting money, also society tries to convince the society. In our country, sports are looked at as entertainment. Female teams have to struggle a lot to get the sponsorship. Some people a trying to change the thought process of society by making films based on female sports player in which they try to show their difficulties how they overcome them and got achievements such as dangal, chak de India, Mary Kom and saina these all movie empower the female sports player that they can also overcome the difficulties if they want to. Female should think obstacles which they come between they should treat them as stones which lead them to their achievement every female should keep never give up, no matter what difficulties may come. Government and sports associations need to give equal pay to both male and female sports players, we need to make female sports more popular and appreciate their achievements.

    Apoorva Pathak
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    Many women have some with the new face in sportsmanship. They are working hard day and night and have reached heights such as P.V.Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom, Sania mirza and more. They have represented our country in different championship and made us feel proud. generally, their journey starts from a difficult phase only. They opposed by their parents and community that they are capable of doing things that need physical strength. Even if they reach out this she faces other challenges in the world such as women tournament have less budget due to women are given less paid prizes there is rear people come to see their matches, gender discrimination during the selection process.
    When they on the field they are objectified by people on the way of their dressing. They even harassed by their coach and even opposed sex partner. They are ignored in society and called by a different name such as ‘Mard Jese Dekhna wali’ who will marry you, you don’t look like a woman. She even criticised when she is not able to win that you are a woman, you are only suitable to cook and not to play.
    During her menstruation time, she is not able to give her 100 per cent. It may also lead to a complication when they do not take care of themselves on those days. when they got married they are not able to continue their carrier. Sometimes they are a force to have marriage. They have to work very hard to compete with male sportsmen and reach up to the expectation of the people. They face a different type of gender injustice and inequality when starting their carrier in this field. These women are torched and lured for the carrier and people ask for physical favour in exchange for their carrier.

    Yash Tiwari
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    Society’s mindset hasn’t evolved into a modern one where women are no longer looked down upon as lesser beings. Such discrimination is still seen in many social spheres, such as in the world of sports. Despite all the advancements in today’s world, women are still considered inferior to men; they are given less importance than they deserve and looked down upon as just another burden to society. Women have always been appreciated by society; they worked hard to grow the family and handle all the household chores single-handedly without any help from their husbands. From managing her husband’s career, deciding what job will suit him best to taking care of their kids and family members.

    Women have always participated in the sports arena. Refusing them a place among men would be unfair to women, and at the same time would also hurt the sport. A woman is often neglected to be a part of sports. This is because society had brainwashed people into thinking that she should stay at home and do household work while earning her little savings through part-time jobs or working from home.

    Women do indeed play a lot of sport compared to the last decade or two, but they still face a lot of challenges. Their sports outfits are scrutinized more than the men’s. This is mostly because their bodies are more voluptuous than a man and they wear tight outfits which attract the opposite sex. Stereotypes are widely prevalent in society and even better so in the case of female athletes. Female athletes are constantly stereotyped as being masculine and hence not conventionally feminine, even though sports like gymnastics already prove how female athletes can be just as flexible, if not more, than their male counterparts. On some occasions, women don’t even get equal recognition for their accomplishments, especially when it comes to sport.

    Women can do everything that men can do. Whether it is a mental or physical game. But we all have challenges that each one of us faces depending on what field we are in. In some places and cultures, women are not allowed to play sports or some cultures give more importance to a girl if she studies more than playing with a ball. Challenges are mainly their underprivileged background. They are seen as lesser beings and also the fact that women do not make decisions about where they want to live, with whom, how much they wish to work, and where they want to pursue their dreams.

    Manpreet Singh
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    As we live in the 21st century, where we have designed robots for our bids, there is still one part where progress is still quite short—equality between men and women. Whilst the world may have gone three miles forward since the period of the World Wars, society has stayed in some respects anchored on the spot, as many are abominable about the whole thought that a woman may match a man. Women are confronted every day, either at work or even at home, with the barrels of booming sexism. By the way, we talk, we are monitored and graded by the number of words we know. While women increasingly uphold and demand their social rights—both virtually and physically—the truth is that women are, even today, not so much respected or recognized on the professional front as their homemakers. In the sports industry, this is especially the case. It has been dominated and reserved for men for too long, justifying that “women are not actually involved in sports that much.” The superficial value of this reality, rant and forget is easy to accept as an observer. But it isn’t simply a matter of acceptance, forgiveness, and forgetting for women who must suffer this on a daily basis. You are in the everlasting struggle for your place in the industry, one that is your natural right and nothing of it is simple. Women athletes are aimed, as they are in the streets, at the field. Women are seen as commodities that show themselves for men’s pleasure and not as persons with talent and potential, from coaches to commentators to the audience. Even the highest sites and famous names can be found at this level of sexism. Many successful women’s athletes have claimed that the crowds are screened, just as they are recognized. Jwala Gutta, an international badminton player, and 14-time national championship winner talked of staking on numerous public platforms at this point in the ‘beauty vs. sport’ event.

    038 deepika Singh
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    No matter how much the world has progressed, the idea that women can never be equal to men still prevails as an ivy in our society. Be it at work, home or field, women face inequality everywhere.
    Somehow we have believed that women and sports do not go hand in hand. The patriarchy related to sports have been prevailing in out society since forever. A guy is encouraged to go outside and play with his friends whereas a girl is not expected to do the same because well – a girl is a GIRL. Girls do not do sports. Our sports industry for too long, has been dominated by men. And despite the efforts of our women, we still cannot say that our sports industry is not dominated by men. We never watch our women’s cricket team matches with the enthusiasm as we watch the men’s team. And somehow it is easy for us to criticize all this but for the women who have to bear this on an everyday basis, it’s not a simple case of accept, forgive, and forget. Women need to go an extra mile to reach at a position where it is just a cakewalk for men in comparison. And the discrimination does not end here. Despite their talent or work ethic the wage gap between men and women still exists. The wage gap is seen in almost every sport played by men and women. They are often body shamed and accused of being a ‘showcase’ for men. They never get the same respect as men. Their sports is often overlooked by our society.
    Although women are now endorsing and demanding their social rights — in both their virtual and physical realities — the truth is that even till this day, women do not receive as much respect or recognition on the professional front as their smug male counterparts.

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