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Do Female Athletes in Canada Enjoy Equal Opportunity in Canadian Sports?

Many societies around the world have always had gender stereotypes regarding sports. Both male and female are expected to abide by the beliefs of the community and ensure fulfillment of their specified gender roles. For instance, in Canada it was believed that men should be strong, athletic, and independent, while women were perceived as fragile. Therefore, there were a lot of expectations and norms to follow (Clement 45).

Formally, women were not allowed to get involved in games that required physical contact as this was not acceptable socially in Canada and other western countries. Golf, archery, and croquet remained the only sports activities that ladies were partly allowed to participate in...

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