Why Are Women Marginalized In Italian Sports?

Why are Italian women systematically marginalized in sports?

Women in Sports Italy
Female professional runners training. Photo by Fitsum Admasu on Unsplash.

Why are Italian women systematically marginalized in the world of sports?

Gender inequality is still a problematic issue for Italy in relation to employment rate, women representation in power positions, not to mention the pay and education gaps. On top of this, prejudices and stereotypes often exacerbate the condition of Italian women.

But it’s especially in sports where women have historically been considered as the weaker gender and physically not equipped to compete at a high level. This is especially true for those considered as male disciplines such as soccer and basketball.

So why are Italian women systematically marginalized in the world of sport?

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