Is Sport in the UK Suffering from a Cultural Hangover of Sexism?
BBC’s 100 Women initiative consists of a selected panel of 100 influential women who investigate gender inequality issues. Their time of looking at the topic of sexism within sport recently came to an end, and solutions were applied to the case of Brazilian football, where only 5.6% of women play the sport. The issue was described as a ‘cultural hangover’ from a sexist past, as women were traditionally banned from playing football. This of course is a great shame, but how does their ‘cultural hangover’ relate to Sport in the UK? After all, the last time I checked, we are a nation that prides itself on striving for gender equality, and Britain hasn’t banned any women’s sports for generations.