First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Caroline JoyFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Jareb Professor Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The norms and behaviors regarding gender have progressed in modern American culture. With this said, there are still prominent inequities present in the world regarding gender and physical activity. Our country consists of a range of gender diversity, but there are still barriers between gender-identity and sport that make it less accessible for groups of people to participate in exercise. This concept of gender exclusion applies to a number of nations besides the United States, and it begins at ages as young as middle school and high school. The combination of unfair treatment and barriers in sport effect different genders’ physical activity, and in result their overall health. The barriers presented to these different genders can be based on a number of reasons including discrimination, as well as the threat of competition. The simplest form of discrimination and exclusion towards genders began between men and women, and since then has become more complex between transgender and cisgender individuals. Regardless of the affected gender, exclusion from sports is unethical and can have negative effect on the excluded gender’s health. Major sports corporations and fitness facilities have the power to diminish exclusion and make the world of sports and fitness more open to different genders.

College and Major available

Exercise Science UG

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone HN-300-A, Professor Jareb and Professor Moras

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Caroline Joy, Exercise Science, Honors student, graduating spring 2020

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Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 4:00 PM

Gender Exclusion in Sports and its Influence on Health

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The norms and behaviors regarding gender have progressed in modern American culture. With this said, there are still prominent inequities present in the world regarding gender and physical activity. Our country consists of a range of gender diversity, but there are still barriers between gender-identity and sport that make it less accessible for groups of people to participate in exercise. This concept of gender exclusion applies to a number of nations besides the United States, and it begins at ages as young as middle school and high school. The combination of unfair treatment and barriers in sport effect different genders’ physical activity, and in result their overall health. The barriers presented to these different genders can be based on a number of reasons including discrimination, as well as the threat of competition. The simplest form of discrimination and exclusion towards genders began between men and women, and since then has become more complex between transgender and cisgender individuals. Regardless of the affected gender, exclusion from sports is unethical and can have negative effect on the excluded gender’s health. Major sports corporations and fitness facilities have the power to diminish exclusion and make the world of sports and fitness more open to different genders.

 

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