The Game Is Tied
By Gabbi Prendergast
"The World has not caught up with the fact that sports is a part of the everyday lives of girls. It gives girls many different things to feel good about. It gets them to use their body in an affirmative way. It's an avenue for you to feel good about yourself because you can do it well- the competence motivation. So many girls say 'I love it because I feel good about it.' Now they're discovering they also get the attention of the coaches and several other adults, including their parents," say Sumru Erkut, an associate director of the center for Research of Women at Wellesley College. Allowing girls to be on boys' sports teams doesn't not present any physiological issues and will allow the genders to interact with each other.
One day at recess, about 20 boys and girls decided to play kickball on the land by their school’s side entrance. One of the girls kicked the ball, sending it flying through the air, while several of her teammates - girls and boys - yelled and screamed in excitement of the moment. Even though nobody kept score, they were all keen on the play and the game. (“Giving Girls A Sporting Chance”) “I think that the boys have gotten good about our playing with them, because we can beat them at stuff and they can beat us at stuff - it goes both ways.” says Taylor Nelson. It is a common sight nowadays to see boys and girls hanging out with one another, which makes it an easy and fair game when they play and socialize together. Dan Cullen, a friend of Taylor’s also states, “They know what happens to us and why we get so competitive, and we know how we can get competitive, too. I kind of think that's broken down the walls, so to speak, between the boys and girls.” This is saying that the boys and girls have gotten comfortable around each other by hanging out more frequently than they used to before our time. Playing together, competing against one another, and even being friends with one another are normal for most of them, regardless of gender. (“Giving Girls A Sporting Chance”)
Girls being on boys' sports teams will not have any physiological issues and allows the genders to be friends with one another. If girls would like to play a sport, they can do so. Girls and boys being on the same teams will let the genders be friends while they play a friendly competition together. With everyone's help, we can make this happen! We need to be more open-minded and accept girls and boys being on the same teams. If girls would like to play a sport, they can do so. However, if the sport they want to play isn't a girls teams, the next best thing is the boys' teams. People need to realize that girls are taking over the athletic turf with the boys to do what they love.