School Sports Gender Inclusion
Don't Hate, Don't Separate!
Separation and Inclusion...
Separation- Why it Happens
The video below shows what could happen if a girl joins a boys football team....
School sports are games most teens like to play. Especially middle school and high school teens. Sports are distractions from the homework and pressure of school, and some sports teams refuse to have people on their team just because of their gender. I think all students shall play whatever sport they want no matter shape, size, color, or gender. The only exception would be if their grades were dropping because of sports.
In most schools, the guys play the rough and tough sports, like football, and the girls either play volleyball, perform cheerleading, or don’t play a sport at all. Some of those scenarios are sensible student choices. Others are from cruel, heartbreaking discrimination by strict coaches or bullies.
People should think of Sam Gordon, the nine year old girl who crushed boys in football. She didn’t need tricks to beat them, for she had plain skill. This shows girls can be just as good as guys. But that doesn’t mean boys aren’t as good at playing sports as girls. They may be different, but both genders have skills. When they work as a team, they combine strength and speed to be sure to win. Also, if everyone played at least one sport, boys and girls could all improve hand/eye coordination, strength, and flexibility.
I know some people are critics, and they always find something wrong with different situations. Those people probably would predict that girls are weak, or not hardworking. But if girls were weak, wouldn’t they have already given in to not playing? That goes for being hardworking, too. Also, little Samantha Gordon showed many people that girls aren’t always weak.
Although people are constantly trying to prove people that girls are not physically strong enough to play sports, girls are constantly firing back. They try as hard as they can to show anyone who doubts them that they can do whatever they want. Eventually, people will believe them, and girls will be allowed to play with the boys if they choose to. This proves that when you have the motive to do something, anything is possible.
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