Almost a third of British elite sportswomen say they have suffered sexual harassment and 49 per cent have been the victim of bullying, according to research commissioned by The Daily Telegraph to coincide with the launch of its trailblazing women’s sport initiative. The survey also found that 54 per cent of sportswomen said they have suffered gender discrimination, almost three-quarters felt judged on how they look, and more than a third had been subjected to sexist comments either directly from fans or on social media. A total of 73 per cent of respondents agreed with Andy Murray’s statement that: “I’ve been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal.” The survey also found that: Only 17 per cent thought that motherhood was well supported by sport and two-thirds agreed that it was really difficult to combine motherhood with elite sport; Three-quarters regarded media coverage of women’s sport as poor; More than half of elite sportswomen thought that sponsorship was poor; One in seven considered ending their career due to financial worries and almost 40 per cent often worried about money. More than 300 elite sportswomen from across more than 20 sports responded to The Telegraph survey, which was… Read full this story
- Reform of Irish football prefer able to revolution
- UK stabbings: 100 lives lost in 2019
- The faces of 2019's 100 knife crime victims
- The people who saved Whaley Bridge
Revealed: The true state of top-level women's sport have 228 words, post on www.telegraph.co.uk at March 21, 2019. This is cached page on Europe Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.