• Petitioned The Australian Media

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The Australian Media

Cover women’s sport as much as men’s. Or at least as much as horses!

    1. Casey Jenkins
    2. Petition by

      Casey Jenkins

      Carlton, Australia

The overwhelming dominance of male sport in the media perpetuates stale gender-role stereotypes, limiting the diversity of role-models for kids and curbing their potential.
According to the Australian Government study ‘Towards a Level Playing Field’, male sport receives 84% of television sports coverage while female sport get’s just 6%; that’s less than horses!

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    • Mellisssa Fyfe AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I play a womens sport - roller derby

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    • Neil McRobert NORTHAM, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Fairness and equality...

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    • Meg Mundell MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The current situation with pathetic levels of media coverage for women's sport just perpetuates the old patriarchal idea that men are more important then women. Surely we've evolved past this?

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    • Raili Simojoki MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because women are way more interesting than horses!

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    • George Darroch AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because women's sport is interesting. And there's a lot of it! More sport! More women!

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