Sexual Equality For BBC Sports News Reporting
The aim of this petition is to motivate the BBC and similar news organisations to consistently state whether the news they are reporting upon relates to male or female sports persons. Historically popular sports such as football and cricket were only performed by men and therefore it was not necessary to clarify the gender of the sports person. In 2013, England's sports women are highly successful and clarification of the gender of the sports person needs to be made as a norm rather than an exception. I believe that BBC’s sports reporting is dominated by men’s sports and in return men's sport is rewarded with the majority share of sponsorship. To celebrate the success of female sporting achievements, to encourage more women and girls to undertake regular team exercise and to potentially pursue careers in sport, I am asking that BBC's sports reporters consistently state which gender of sports news they are reporting. Default statements such as 'England's Cricket Team,...', should be replaced by 'England Men's Cricket Team,....'. This small change will be a big step towards sexual equality in BBC sports reporting and hopefully assist in the growth of more news reporting about female sporting achievements. If you feel the same as I, please sign this petition to motivate the BBC and similar news organisations to consistently state whether the news they are reporting upon relates to male or female sports persons. Thank you.