Dealing With Gender Discrimination In College AthleticsDecember 10, 2021 – Publications / Mentions
The increasing number of national news stories exposing reports of unfair treatment based on gender in college sports shows gender inequality is, regrettably, alive in college athletics. Gender inequities exist in differences in between men's and women’s athletics facilities, athletics equipment, coaching experience and salaries, and amounts spent and allocated to men’s and women’s sports. There also are other forms of gender inequality in college athletics which take the forms of gender stereotypes, discrimination against gay athletes, transgender athletes, and harassment and cyberstalking of athletes because of their gender or gender identity.
In this article for NACDA’S Athletics Administration, Martin Edel, Chair College Sports Law Practice and Director, and Isabelle Bruner, Competitive Intelligence Analyst and Member of the College Sports Law Practice, share key insights on how to deal with gender discrimination in college athletics.