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Stand Up and Shout Out Women's Fight for Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and Equal Opportunities in Sports

by Joan Steidinger

Stand Up and Shout Out Women's Fight for Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and Equal Opportunities in Sports Synopsis

Today, women have greater opportunities to participate in sport than ever before, particularly due to the passage of Title IX in 1972. Yet, despite all this growth, women still struggle to hold leadership positions, become coaches of both girls and boys teams, receive equal pay, and get even adequate coverage in the media. In Stand Up and Shout Out: Women's Fight for Equality in Sports, Joan Steidinger explores the three crucial areas in sport that remain huge concerns for women: leadership, money, and media. Steidinger looks at the number of ways in which women experience vast inequalities by examining topics such as the politics of sport, sexual assault, the #MeToo movement, pay equity, women in coaching positions, and the experiences of women of color and LGBTQ athletes. Interviews with leading authorities in the field and prominent female athletes are interwoven throughout to add both expert and personal perspectives to the conversation. Stand Up and Shout Out does more than just inform readers about these important issues; its purpose is to create enlightened discussions around the unequal treatment of women and present readers with action steps so we can all become active contributors toward improving this situation. This is an ideal time to fight for women's equality in sport, as it draws attention to the growing need for advocacy for girls and women around the world in all areas of life.

Stand Up and Shout Out Women's Fight for Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and Equal Opportunities in Sports Press Reviews

I am an African American woman who has had over 40 years of experiences in the area of women in sport from non profit, elementary school to the Olympic level. Joan Steidinger's book Stand Up and Shout Out addresses issues around equal pay, equal rights, and equal opportunities in women sports that I have encountered all of my life. This book is a must read for everyone.--Alpha Alexander, Vice President, Black Women in Sport Foundation Title IX was passed in 1972, ushering an era of equal opportunity in the United States. Although Title IX expanded opportunities for girls and women, nearly 50 years later we still have far to go. In this wonderful book, Joan Steidinger details all the areas where we still don't see equality. This book is a wake up call for anyone who thinks that we are close to gender equality in sports.--David Berri, author of Sports Economics Dr. Steidinger does a great job highlighting some of the prevalent experiences of women of color in her most recent book Stand Up and Shout Out. While it's impossible to capture every construct influencing the many unique and diverse experiences of women of color given the inherent nature of diversity of background, Stand Up and Shout Out helps to further the much needed conversation surrounding status, identity, and pursuit of change in the context of sport.--Angel Brutus, clinical, sport and performance consultant . . .lifelong athlete and sports psychologist Steidinger acknowledges the numerous positive changes in women' and girls' sports since the groundbreaking 1972 passage of Title IX. The focus of this book, however, is the need to address three areas that continue to block progress today: leadership (lack of women in decision-making roles), money (disparity in prize money and salaries), and media coverage (downright abysmal). Topics include the #MeToo movement plus the unequal treatment of women of color in sports and issues specific to the LGBTQ community. Each chapter concludes with a list of action steps that range from mentoring young female athletes to working to understand and respect the cultural issues of women of color rather than criticize them. . . . this serves as a timely resource to those interested in mobilizing to fight gender and racial discrimination in sports.--Booklist

Book Information

ISBN: 9781538125977
Publication date: 1st May 2020
Author: Joan Steidinger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 232 pages
Categories: Sociology: sport & leisure,

About Joan Steidinger

Joan Steidinger is a licensed clinical and sports psychologist. She is designated as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and is on the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) Registry of Sports Psychology. Dr. Steidinger has worked with sport psychology clients for twenty-seven years, including with pro and amateur athletes. Dr. Steidinger's first book about female athletes, Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete (2014), won five literary awards. Dr. Steidinger lives in Mill Valley, California.

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