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Respect

re·spect/
rəˈspekt/
noun
1. A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
2. Due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others.

What does the word respect mean? When should we respect others? Bring up kindness as a ways to show others respect (kindness, listening, etc). Distinguish between merit-based admiration, the “earning” of respect and respect as universal.

  1. Women have noticed that many men only show respect to female players if she is better than them or throws a good shot. How can men show you respect? What makes you feel they are disrespecting you?
  2. It’s easier for top pros to get respect because they can beat most of the people that they play against. What about all the other women? Should someone have to be one of the best women in the world to be respected?

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Resources:

CNN: Women’s athletics a battle for respect

The Observer: It’s time for women’s sports to receive the respect they deserve

MPR News: Women’s athletes deserve more respect. Why don’t they get it?

Daily Collegian: It’s time female athletes get the respect they deserve