Women's Historical Participation in Sport
In the past attributes such as strength, power and mate-ship were not thought to have been exhibited by women. Women were too fragile, delicate and graceful. They were considered spectators.
There were many medical myths that discouraged women’s participation in high contact sports in particular, such as, the risk of infertility, deformities for unborn children, and fragility in bone structure.
If women were injured they could not carry out their home duties including cleaning, cooking, and child raising.