SA 150 – Nov 15
Define discrimination and prejudice. Does one have to hold a prejudice to discriminate?
4 ways to address sports and gender injustice
a) Eliminate all sex segregated sporting spaces – no men’s only or women’s only
- The way racially segregated sports produces social injustice – parallel to gender injustice
- Follow practices such as dividing by weight class, height, or ability
b) Reorganize sport away from masculinity, competitiveness, and hierarchy for everyone.
- I.e. hackey sack – organizing sports in a co-operative way instead of coming up with firsts or
second, in a healthy way
- Athletes –not role models, playing through with injuries, training until close to injury
- Argument: Is viewing competitive sports a good thing?
c) Make the gender continuum visible and focus on heroic women athletes as gender troubling
- Take notice of the differences that the difference between each man is greater than the
average man and woman
- Bringing out women athletes as role models
- Equal recognition & redistribution – Fraser
d) Abolish all male-only sporting spaces while maintaining aggregated spaces for girls and women
(with soft transgender inclusive boundaries)
- Take/show equal opportunity in upbringing sports in women too
- San Fran sports (softball?) – transgender and lesbians can play in women’s or mixed league
- Provide/keep women’s only arenas as a way to let girls and women develop up to level
(until justice is found)
- Argument: reverse discrimination?
Rawl’s difference principle - discrimination is only acceptable when it serves to reduce the social
inequality of marginalized groups
- Disabled children (special ed.) put in own class, pushed aside, labelled deviant, now practice
o Undermines “us” and “them” perception --- shouldn’t view others as below us
o Those di