STYLIST: Fair Game For Women In Sport campaign #fairgame
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STYLIST: Fair Game For Women In Sport campaign #fairgame

    1. Petition by

      Susan Riley, Acting Editor, Stylist

      london, United Kingdom

After an amazing London 2012 which saw stars such as Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Ellie Simmonds inspiring a generation of young women, Stylist want to see a long-term change in attitudes to women's sport.

As part of our Fair Game For Women In Sport Campaign, we want the government to consider the inclusion of a women’s sport event on the list of protected events shown on free-to-air TV.

At the moment, the list ensures that 19 events such as the FA Cup Final, the Grand National and Wimbledon remain on the BBC, ITV1 and Channel 4. Only six of these events have both male and female competitors - the others are men only. With the list up for review in 2013, we request the addition of a women's sport event to be added to the "crown jewels" of televised sport. 

So take a stand against sexism. Please sign our petition and change the future.

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    • Stephanie Hanna ST ALBANS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Sexism should never be tolerated. Sportswomen are such important role models and women's sport needs to be taken more seriously.

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    • Olivia Dixon CHORLEYWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      As a woman and a sports fan, I am tired of having to defend why women's sport could be just as exciting as men's to watch - if it had the proper funding and coverage. We need to level the playing field and prove that women in sport are powerful, skilled and deserve to be noticed.

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    • Mark Taylor MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Sexism must put off so many Women from taking up sport, I'd rather see a woman participating in sporting activity than rolling around drunk on the streets at the weekend.

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    • HELEN TURNER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Firstly because I want to see more women's sport, and secondly because I think it's vital to give young girls stronger and more positive role models than vacuous celebrities, and encourage them to be passionate about sport and even believe they could have a career in it without needing another job on the side. I thought Laura Bates made a very valid point in The Guardian's Women's Blog: "To crow that men’s sport is more exciting to watch while their matches are played in stadiums worth millions, by players paid millions, with millions spent on training and production quality, in a world that belittles and mocks women’s sporting prowess, is rather like giving somebody a single piece of dry bread and laughing that their cookery skills will never match those of a Michelin chef in a fully equipped kitchen. Before we can begin to fully appreciate women’s sport, we have to level the playing field."

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      • 3 months ago

      i'm a world champion in a mixt discipline (skydiving), involved in the developement of female flying comunity

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