51658941 PH2535 Take Home Exam
2) ‘The segregation of sports competitions by sex is unfair’. Do you agree? Why/why not? In your answer, examine at least one of the arguments presented in class for or against this claim.
Tännsjö believes that segregation in sports is unfair and that sex-based restrictions shouldn’t be allowed in sports. Philosophers and athletes alike have a difference of option resolving around this topic. In this paper, I will argue that gender is not a significant factor within sports and that segregation is unjustified. Comment by Rafferty, Maximilia: Who is this? Nice idea to start with a researched fact, but try and give it a narrative flow. Maybe give a bit more background before-hand – I noticed you talk about football for most of it, maybe state that your essay will be specifically looking at football - then say ‘Philosopher (?)Tännsjö adds to this discussion, arguing that segregation…’ Comment by Rafferty, Maximilia: Nice!
Funding has a huge impact on sports and the outcome of competitions and it is clear to see that there is a difference in the amount of funding between men and women sports. F The funding relates to the amount of revenue the sport can generate, looking at football, it is a highly commercialised sport that generates a significant amount of money resulting in highly paid salaries. The governing bodies don’t equally distribute the money. The winner of the mens FA cup receives £1,800,00 compared to £25,000 for women. Ruth Holdaway, chief executive of the charity Women in Sport claims there isnt such a commercial gulf and womens sport has commercial value, “You only have to look at the women’s cricket world cup this summer where the final, which England won, was a sell-out at Lord’s.”. Given this argument the BBC conducted an experiment which showed that 83 per cent of sports now pay men and women the same amount in prize money which is extremely encouraging. Although football still has a huge disparity between pay its part of a small minority within the sporting community. Comment by Rafferty, Maximilia: I suggest rewording this, maybe along the lines of ‘Funding has a huge impact on sports and the outcome of competitions, thus the difference in funding for men and womens sports is an important issue within this debate’ Comment by Rafferty, Maximilia: Reword? Using football as an example, one can see that … (again, just giving it more of a flow) Comment by Rafferty, Maximilia: Good use of resources! Just when using a quote, put the full-stop after the quotation marks
Some would argue that ‘pPhysically’ woman cannot keep up with men in sports. This believes that it’s in womens best intentions that they dont play with men for their safety. This is where I disagree. In 1896 prior to the modern Olympic era test concluded that on average men outperform women by a 10% gap. Nevertheless, over the last century womens female times have improved more than mens males, which and that can be linked to receiving the...