Women’s Sports Foundation goes “Beyond X’s and O’s” to illuminate discrimination

With a recent hire, LSU coach Nikki Fargas now has an all-woman coaching staff. Photo from latimes.,com.
With a recent hire, LSU coach Nikki Fargas now has an all-woman coaching staff. Photo from latimes.com.

The Women’s Sports Foundation has just released its newest report on sexism in sport, called “Beyond X’s and O’s: Gender Bias and Coaches of Women’s College Sports.”

The report details several findings:

  1. Men are said to have more professional advantages than women
  2. Women experience potential retaliation and less pay
  3. Female coaches have less of a voice than male coaches
  4. There are gender differences in job security and fair treatment
  5. Gender bias and Title IX are still the “third rail”
  6. There are unequal resources between men’s and women’s teams
  7. There is concern around expressing racial discomfort
  8. Concerns about homophobia remain visible
  9. There are intersections between gender differences and sexual orientation
  10. There are claims of reverse discrimination from male coaches

The infographic below summarizes the information:

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The full report:

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