Female referees - are we good enough for the job?

Sexism is inherent in the term ‘women’s rugby’. 'Women's' rugby is not a different entity to ‘men’s rugby’. As our coach often says, ‘rugby is a sport that just so happens to be played by women’. Too often, after telling people I play rugby, I am met with sexist remarks: “But it’s only touch rugby right?” “But you’re so fragile” “You could break so easily” Whereas men are seen as ‘macho’ and ‘strong’ and ‘fearless’. Image Luke Snell, Nouse Sexism in sport is not unusual. But it is something that needs to be eradicated. We can start by banishing these stereotypes from an early age. Introducing contact sports such as rugby, football and boxing to girls and boys when young, whilst encouraging n

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