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  1. Here in the US, women play a fair amount of sports, at school and college and professional levels. I have heard that Title IX ( has much to do with it.

    However, it seems that we live in a world that’s so skewed in favor of the male. Female sports stars have to be good looking to land a magazine cover. The picture spread is more often a tribute to their looks than their athletic prowess. Many female sports personalities have disrobed in front of the camera for magazine spreads, photo shoots, etc. One wonders why… It’s so easy to blame the media for this kind of sexist portrayal but after all, we make up the media and it’s our own creation.

    I like Helen Mirren’s statement about Hollywood. “With all due respect to you many brilliant and successful women in this room, not much has changed in Hollywood film-making that continues to worship at the altar of the 18 to 25-year-old male and his penis. Quite small, I always think.”

    1. @Lakshmi: Valid point, the one about female sportstars having to be goodlooking to land a mag cover, rather than just have athletic/sporting prowess. And LOL @Helen Mirren’s statement! 😀 You really, go girl. Your comments add so much to my posts!