Should India’s sportswomen be celebrated more than sportsmen because they have to fight patriarchy as well?

They have surmounted incredible odds with little support to reach the top of their game. Some come from very modest backgrounds, others have battled physical disability but today there is a critical mass of rising stars to prove that Indian women have all it takes to succeed in major sports arenas around the world

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83%
Yes
17%
No

Your Views

All Yes No Moderator
Avani Bhatt Vansia
Yes

Yes - not only because they have to fight a lot of odds in patriarchial society - but because they are so few today. Our young girls need role models - parents of young girls also need to see success stories so that they become more supportive of their girls pursuing sports.

Nilambari
Yes

To encourage the women all the place which is the most important that in our India is filling proud

Moderator

Some people are of the view that celebrating our sportswomen more than sportsmen amounts to a certain kind of discrimination men and women leading to a divide. Others believe that yes greater celebration is necessary in case of sportswomen because greater odds are placed against them than in the case of men. What is your view? Should India’s sportswomen be celebrated more than sportsmen because they have to fight patriarchy as well? Comment with #GutsAndGlory #ETWomensForum

Deepali
Yes

More will come later we have to start celebrating achievement of women players first . There should no difference in acknowledgement of achievement .It should depend on the gender

Ck
Yes

Yes womens deserves hustle loyalty respect

Arindam Chowdhury
Yes

I always agree

Arundhati Mosan
Yes

Movie stars portraying the famous sportspersons are getting famous whereas the sportperson being portrayed loses the limelight in just a blink. They lose the limelight because their struggles, their lifestyles arent something flashy or dreamy or interesting to people. It is the job of the media and the people controlling the content which the mass watches. If they doesnt take it as a responsibility to fulfil this quota and provide them with the worthiness of their struggles, then no one will. Also, since the notion that sport is just a sideline career is also the main reason for their low popularity. It is still not considered as one of the major careers which paves the way for the patriarchy to cripple through the systems time and time again

Priyal Parekh
Yes

I definitely agree

Moderator

Geeta Phogat is the first female wrestler to ever clinch a gold medal at the 2010 Common Wealth Games. She is also the first wrestler to have qualified for the Olympic Summer Games. Geeta's fight against patriarchy is well known to all and has paved way for many women to enter professional wrestling. She underwent vigorous training despite facing opposition and initially fought mostly with male wrestlers due to lack of female wrestlers in the village. Should India’s sportswomen be celebrated more than sportsmen because they have to fight patriarchy as well? Comment with #GutsAndGlory #ETWomensForum

Moderator

Geeta Phogat is the first female wrestler to ever clinch a gold medal at the 2010 Common Wealth Games. She is also the first wrestler to have qualified for the Olympic Summer Games. Geeta's fight against patriarchy is well known to all and has paved way for many women to enter professional wrestling. She underwent vigorous training despite facing opposition and initially fought mostly with male wrestlers due to lack of female wrestlers in the village. Should India’s sportswomen be celebrated more than sportsmen because they have to fight patriarchy as well? Comment with #GutsAndGlory #ETWomensForum

Yes

Its true that the girls required to fight each place, be it home, street, recksaw, bus, train. Even they are molested in the plane where almost every passenger used to be educated.

No

#NO I feel by doing so we are creating a gender discrimination. Sports is meditation, devotion, Nothing can deter you, but you yourself, once you determine to excel in sports or for that matter anywhere

Yes

Women are made to face the barrels of buoyant sexism on a daily basis, be it at work or even at home. We are monitored and judged by the way we dress, by the way we speak, by the number of cuss words we know. But these achievements still occur in a male defined sport sector – where female stars have to tackle marginalisation and sexualisation of their sporting performance and leadership skills.

Nihaarika
Yes

yes, this should be celebrated more bcuz from their childhood a woman has to always fought for her rights against man and after all that if she acchive something great then that should be appreciated

Yes

In present scenario also, the training facilities and good trainers are lacking in all sports field. Once we get good trainers and best training facilities, the celebrations for men and women will automatically follow

Aruna Sampat
Yes

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Yes

Yes.. Sportswomen must celebrate Because, Women are superior than men. i believe women need to face many challenges as compared to men but still they are more focused, loyal & trustworthy to their work. Patriarch has no value if there is no women in the home

Chintan
Yes

I totally agree s with the statement

Yes

Not more not less. They should be given equal importance. There should be gender equality in the current era where women are equally capable of doing what men can. Patriarch should be eliminated in the minds of the people rather than giving more importance than men.

Yes

Obviously yes ,.if u look at history.. women's cricket world cup was played in 1973...two years before men's world cup....that in itself says it all...I feel this patriarch is figment and man made imagination...so just celebrate