Sexism in Women’s Football
According to a survey, two-thirds of the women who are associated in the field of football have gone through discrimination in the work setting and more than one-thirds think that they are underpaid compared to the men who are generally doing a similar job.
The study exposes the measure of discrimination in this well-loved game, revealing that among those who have been involved in sexism in a workplace setting, almost one-third have witnessed that women were often told that they cannot handle their jobs properly due to their gender.
Notwithstanding the immense success of several women like Margaret Bryne, chief executive for Sunderland and Karren Brady, vice chairman of West Ham United, discrimination is still very much rampant in the world of football. Brady has been speaking openly of the sexism she has experienced in her journey as the managing director for Birmingham
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From the BBC . . . The Football Association is calling on fans to report sexist abuse at games after being shown disturbing scenes of women officials and staff being subjected to obscene chants.
Footage obtained by the BBC shows Chelsea's female medic Dr Eva Carneiro and a female assistant referee Helen Byrne suffering taunts during recent matches. FA board member Heather Rabbatts described the abuse as "horrible". She said it should not be tolerated, adding: "We are absolutely encouraging people to report incidents like this."
The footage was taken at Chelsea matches against Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as a game in the Football League. Chelsea said in a statement: "'The issue of equality is one that we take extremely seriously at Chelsea Football Club and we abhor discrimination in all its forms, including sexism. We find such behaviour unacceptable and we want it eradicated from the game.
"This season, 25 match-day incidents of sexist abuse have been reported to anti-discrimination campaign group Kick It Out and equality group Women in Football (WiF). Last season, there were just two. However, a lack of evidence means no club or fan has ever been punished by football's governing bodies.
Manchester City admitted "a breakdown in communication" meant "the usual investigation process was not followed". The club added: "A new specific guidance on sexist abuse was introduced from the very next game and a new training programme implemented." Manchester United said: "No complaint was made at the time, so any feedback of this nature made after the event has to be referred to the police, which the club did within 24 hours."
The Football Supporters' Federation said it "doesn't receive many complaints in relation to sexist chanting at games, although that isn't to say it doesn't happen".