Words: Victoria Mcewan
Feature Image: Louis Lo
Sport is one of the largest conversation topics out there, but, us women are often left out. Now, we get the gist.
In TPT’s Emmy winning documentary it states that 40% of all athletes are women, yet they shockingly receive only 2 – 4% of media coverage. According to Women In Sport, stats also suggest that 1.5 million more men play sport than women each week and only 8% of girls are meeting recommended exercise guidelines. Perhaps if we saw more news and information about women in sport, these statistics could be different?
Sports are deep rooted in our culture, it provides people with moments of excitement and passion. Look at the hype that surrounded the world cup this summer – it brings so many people together and creates conversation that everyone can become involved in… or can it? What if you don’t have time to watch sport? Or quite frankly you’re just not that interested?
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