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Video: Who Says Sports Aren’t for Women? | The Swaddle

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“Don’t play in the sun – you will get a tan!”
“Sports and athletics are not good for girls.”
“Who even watches women’s cricket?”

In what ways has society been telling us that sports are not for women and why? How are women who take part in sports and athletics portrayed in the media? In this short video, Quoyina Ghosh for The Swaddle, dispels some common misconceptions that surround women’s involvement in sports and athletics, shares research findings about unique strengths and advantages that women have, and offers ideas on what we can do to counter gender stereotypes in the field of sports. Who says women’s sports are boring?