Although it is not required for schools to comply, funding for women’s teams have not been equal either.
While most of these teams are formed and exist for both men and women, it is interesting how different each team tends to be treated.
At High school football games, for example, the students and faculty show up in record numbers to prove their loyalty to the team and to the school itself.
They actively participate in activities that assist in developing their gender.
As well, children receive messages from around them that reinforce notions of what it is to be male or female.
Historically, females have not been expected to excel in physical feats...males were believed to be stronger, faster and naturally better athletes.
However, today's highly trained female athlete is not much different from her male counterpart .
She has demonstrated that she does not let her sex dictate who she is or who she wants to be.
Gender is a socially constructed, multi-faceted issue, which is not based on biological differences.
Gender in Sports In high schools and junior high schools across the country the importance of interscholastic sports competitions is strongly demonstrated to the students.
They see the rewards and accolades given to the accomplished athletes, not only at these levels, but at the collegiate and professional levels as well.