This interview was used as a practice in relation for assessment 2. I have decided alongside my group to do gender equality in sports. The outcome of this is mainly to do with the lack of media coverage of women in sport.
For this interview I decided to use a case study: The Giro d’Italia Femminile, which is an annual elite women’s road bicycle racing stage race. One of the main races in women’s road cycling, the biggest women’s cycling race you’ve probably never heard of. Which is my main point.
After showing some images from the race and talking about it, I started the interview, with my fellow uni student.
Do you play sport?
“Yes I do, I play Netball and love it”.
Have you heard of the Giro d’Italia Femminile?
“No, but it sounds like it is pretty important”.
Do you believe sport is an important aspect of Australian culture?
“Yes, Australians like to think of themselves as sports obsessives. We always talk about sports in my family. A lot of our values seem to be derived from our favourite sporting legends – both good and bad”.
So, do you think there is gender equality in sports?
No, now that i’m thinking about it, I didn’t have a single women role model to aspire to while growing up. And having not heard of the Giro definiately shows the inequality in sports.