In Germany, the male share of the audience for women’s soccer is actually greater than it is for men’s, 64% to 58%.
So if it’s evolution that’s behind the gender divide—and Deaner and his colleagues take pains to say it’s Much of the answer is based on the phenomenon known as the spectator lek.
Gender politics and science have never gotten along very well.
The patriarchal system was—and in some cultures still is—based on the premise that women are more mercurial, less deliberative and physically less sturdy than men.
None of this means that socialization, gender bias and all of the other cultural variables are not at work in the largely male world of sport.