Gender Discrimination in Sports: Depleting Respect of Women Players in India

The gymnast Dipa Karmakar was not allowed to take her personal physio to Olympic Games at Rio, before she staggered the world by qualifying for the finals

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • The gymnast Dipa Karmakar was not allowed to take her personal physio to Olympic Games at Rio, before she staggered the world by qualifying for the finals
  • Sania Nehwal was not recommended for Padma Bhushan by the sports ministry, when they recommended Sushil kumar for the same award in 2015
  • As per the sportsperson-turned-politician and former Lok Sabha MP Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, who won two golds and one silver medal in the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games, ‘If a woman player does well, her husband becomes a coach and is conferred a Dronacharya award.’ Apart from this in various incidents, women players have been sexually abused by their male coaches or by the authorities of federations
  • Still we have seen a lot of disparity when it comes to unequal pay for men and women for equal sport events; or discrimination in the amount of prize money and the biasness in awards
  • Many such reasons have contributed towards less participation of females in sports

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