Sports can be the greatest gender equalizer - By Abhinaya Lakshminarayanan, 2014 TFI Fellow


Sports can be the greatest gender equalizer - By Abhinaya Lakshminarayanan, 2014 TFI Fellow

Sports can be the greatest gender equalizer in the society and it can fight the sexism that exists everywhere. Girls who play a sport tend to stay in school longer, it can help reduce the social isolation and exclusion that exists, can bring together people to discuss women and health and whole array of social issues that we struggle to address. Most importantly, it brings equality not because that's the fair thing to do but because it is played out of passion, hard work, competitiveness, skill and all of this regardless of being a man or a woman. Equal prize money should not be about the economics of a tournament or sport. It is one less battle for the next generation to fight, and we know the kind of world we are leaving behind for them otherwise. Enjoy the game, love the game and let it unite us.