Welcome to Benched! My name is Alex and I’ll be exploring the connection between gender and sports. I intend to research the history of gender equity in sports and Title IX, gender equity in sport governance, gender equity in school athletics, gender equity in co-ed sports, and gender equity in sports media coverage. Outside of each blog post, I will be updating Benched with current sports news regarding prominent male and female athletes.
As a female, collegiate athlete, the relationship between gender issues and sports is intriguing and important to examine and discuss. The purpose of this blog is to investigate the history that surrounds gender equality in sport, the actions that have been taken to provide equal opportunity for female athletes, and the current difficulties that women in sport endure.
By creating Benched, I hope to uncover findings and present recommendations for further research in this area of study. By using this social and technical outlet, I feel that I will be able to access an engaged audience that communicates in a casual, yet effective manner. In order to achieve said audience, I understand that it is imperative to advocate and publicize the purpose behind Benched.