Is sport a law unto itself?

Jerome Doraisamy for Lawyers Weekly writes:

Speaking to Lawyers Weekly in the wake of her appearance at the Victoria Law Foundation’s forum on sport and the law, Monash University Associate Professor Kate Seaar said sport can shape how we understand the value of men and women and what they are capable of.
“Where women are not treated equally or afforded the same opportunities as men, and where sport is culturally valorised, women may come to be understood as inferior to men,” she argued.
“Research from Our Watch also suggests there could be important links between sport and violence against women, and that offering women equal opportunities to play sport (including being paid equally) may help erode attitudes supportive of/linked to violence against women.”

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