chapter  8
Gender relations of power
Institutionalized discrimination
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One of the continuities of the post-war period has been the persistence of inequalities in cultural power between men and women. Although in sports there has been some narrowing of the gender gap, male domination continues to be a foundational principle of their social organization. The power structures of most sports are heavily weighted in favour of men and, in general, female sports have an inferior status both socially and financially.