This topic was very important to me and hit very close to home. I have been playing sports and have been interested in sports for as long as I can remember. I have been playing softball since the age of seven and continue to play softball and other various sports today. As an athlete, I found it difficult at times to find someone that I could look up to. It was also hard to find the sports that I play on television to watch. Men are able to turn on the television or pick up a magazine and see their favorite athlete playing their sport. Women; however, are rarely able to watch their role models succeed at their sport. Also, when you do find your favorite athlete in a magazine or on television, they are usually being portrayed as sexual objects. Female athletes are often not on television or in magazines because society believes a woman should be focused on more feminine things. Female and male athletes should be covered in the media equally.