Men Athletes, “Women Athlete Questions”

The media is often a reflection of our social and cultural norms. Thus the media is sometimes responsible for promoting certain gender stereotypes. This become very apparent with media coverage of women athletes. Women athletes debunk a lot of myths about gender boxes by being strong, tough and competitive but sometimes members of the media try to put women back in the gender box by commenting on their looks and not their accomplishments.

Conversation starter: The video illustrates how sexism is played out in the types of questions that are asked of men and women athletes. What are other examples of gender stereotyping within the media?