Ramifications of Title XI: History, impact and the future of Women authoritative figures in Sports In the article “The Construction of Gender in Sport: Women, Coaching and the naturalization of Difference,” Nancy Theberge explains that “one of the cultural practices most significant in the construction of gender is sport (Theberge, 1993).” Throughout the history of sports, women have traditionally taken a backseat to their male counterparts. Men assert their development, identity, authority and masculinity through sports. Women have been excluded or restricted from sports by the male status quo. This perpetuates a “way in which the myth of female frailty has been realized (Theberge, 1993).” Through the inception of Title IX, women...The end:
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