Women sports supporters of the Delhi Capitals emphasise the importance of diversity in the fan community. New Delhi, March 10: For International Women’s Day, JSW and GMR co-owned franchise Delhi Capitals and Fever 104 had a discussion with a group of female sports enthusiasts and RJ Supriya. Despite the fact that women make up a large portion of sports and IPL fandoms, they continue to face misogyny and rejection in both online and physical fan communities.
“There is a stigma connected with women following sports,” Aditi Agarwal, a literature student, said after a friend thought it weird that her mother watched football.
My folks got up around 5 a.m. to watch a football game, I recall telling a buddy. ‘Was your mum also watching the game?’ said that pal. Then I inquired as to what was wrong with my mum watching the game.
Riddhima Wali, a commerce student, claimed that when she tells lads that she enjoys cricket, they respond strangely. ‘Oh my gosh!’ they exclaim after that. Cricket is a sport that a female enjoys.’ And I’m not sure why it’s unusual or unusual for a female to like cricket. Why is this so absurd?
“I had a different challenge,” Chaitanya, a law student, said of another obstacle that women confront in sports. Because I used to play with males, several of my friends’ parents would ask their children not to play with me. My parents always encouraged me to play, but some of the parents of the girls I knew were against it.
The panel of sports enthusiasts also addressed the shortage of women’s restrooms at stadiums. “My father used to do a lot of sports like hockey, football, handball, and so on,” Vipranshi Bhatia, a law student, remarked when asked about the matter.
And everytime I went to see him perform, I had to deal with the fact that there were no women’s restrooms. A fundamental facility such as a restroom should be provided to everyone. After a while, I stopped attending my father’s matches.”
The Delhi Capitals’ goal for International Women’s Day was to bring attention to a number of urgent concerns that are ubiquitous and a familiar experience for many people, but are seldom addressed head-on.