America, how can we reach our greatest potential, if we are willing to let half of our working population wallow in broken promises? The Constitution says, “All men are created equal." I have faith that meant women, too. But, just in case you think I'm being Pollyannaish about this, consider the points in our history when women were denied things we agree are important like voting. Suffrage was not an accident along the roadside. We strategized and mobilized for a woman's right to vote.
Gender divisions in sports have primarily served to keep women out of what has always been believed to be a male domain. The idea of women participating alongside men has been regarded with contempt under the belief that women were made physically inferior.