I read your article titled “Women in Sports Ask for Equality” and I have to say that I did enjoy reading about how unequal sports are for women. I completely agree that women in sports have it unfair compared to men. When reading the article, I learned a lot of new things about women in sports. I learned about the gender wage gap concerning women in sports and how that is caused by the lack of promotion and recognition women get in sports. I also learned about the discrimination women in sports get because they’re being compared to men, how it’s hard to participate in a sport where in an early age sports are excluded due to being too masculine. These are all problems women still have to face even in 2019.
Carlos Prieto, freshman
I read the article “Women in Sports Ask for Equality,” by Paula Montoro-Aragon. Being a female athlete myself, I was really able to relate to this article. I think the inequality of men and women is sports is an issue that is not discussed often enough, so I was really glad to see an article written about it. The article made some really good points, and I think it truly portrayed how difficult it is to be a female athlete. Especially young girls, who may find it difficult to find a female athlete as a role model because they are focused on so little.
I was also able to relate to some of the sentiments expressed in the article. The situation with women’s lacrosse being non-contact and men’s lacrosse being full contact is similar to that in hockey. Girl’s hockey does not allow checking whereas boys’ hockey does. This can be very frustrating, and I appreciated seeing that other girls feel the same way. The article was very well written, and I was saddened by some of the facts about female athletes, though it is necessary that people understand their struggle. Hopefully a change will come soon in the future.
Samantha Shaffer, sophomore