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Sexism a no-no in society, but different in sports

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – It’s not acceptable at work, nor on the bus — but sexist statements in the sporting world are alive and well. We’re referring to the “Sedin Sisters” who are now being called “Thelma and Louise” and “Laverne and Shirley.”

Rick Dhaliwal with News1130 Sports explains these statements, while perhaps not always be socially acceptable, just keep being hurled around in the sporting world. “It’s not just in hockey; it’s in baseball and football.”

“Those constant reminders that you are not tough enough… they relate them to females. It’s not right, but it’s there and it continues to be there. I don’t see it going away.”

“Even something as simple as ‘you throw like a girl’ has incredibly deep roots,” argues Dr. Susan Baxter with SFU’s Faculty of Women’s Studies. “Why is even throwing like a girl an insult? It’s because girls are not encouraged to join sports.”