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Women’s Rights Sports

Always LikeAGirl

Female Director Hi Erin! Hi! Director Okay, so I’m just going to just give you some actions to do, and just do the first thing that comes to mind. Show me what it looks like to quot;Run like a girl.quot; My hair, Oh God. Show me what it looks like to fight like a girl. Now throw like a girl. A.

My name is Dakota, and I’m ten years old. Director Show me what it looks like to run like a girl. Throw like a girl. Fight like a girl. What does it mean to you when I say run like a girl? It means run as fast as you can. So do you think you just insulted your sister? No, I mean, yeah. insulted girls, but not my sister.

Is quot;Like A Girlquot; a good thing? I actually don’t know what it really. if it’s a bad thing or a good thing. It sounds like a bad thing. It sounds like you’re trying to humiliate someone. So when they’re in that vulnerable time, between ten and twelve. how do you think it affects them when somebody uses quot;like a girlquot; as an insult? I think it definitely drops their selfconfidence. and really puts them down, because during that time they’re already trying to figure themselves out. And when somebody says, quot;You hit like a girlquot; it’s like.

Well, what does that mean? Cause they think they’re a strong person. It’s kind of like telling them that they’re weak, and they’re not as good as them. And what advice do you have to young girls who are told they run like a girl, kick like a girl. hit like a girl.swim like a girl. Keep doing it, cause it’s working. If somebody else says that running like a girl, or kicking like a girl, or shooting like a girl. is something that you shouldn’t be doing, that’s their problem. because if you’re still scoring, and you’re still getting to the ball in time, and you’re still being first.

You’re doing it right. It doesn’t matter what they say. I mean, yes! I kick like a girl, and I swim like a girl, and I walk like a girl, and I wake up in the morning like a girl. Because I am a girl. And that is not something that I should be ashamed of, so I’m going to do it anyway. That’s what they should do. Director If I asked you to run like a girl now would you do it differently? I would run like myself. Would you like a chance to redo it?.

Yeah. Why can’t quot;run like a girlquot; also mean win the race?.

Equality sports and Title IX Erin Buzuvis and Kristine Newhall

Today lots of girls play sports. But, for a long time, girls were not encouraged to kick, throw, run, jump, shoot, slide,.

Or hit like boys. So, why did things change? And how much have they changed? Are girls and boys treated equally when it comes to sports? To begin to answer these questions, we have to look back. In 1972, Congress passed a law called Title IX,.

Which protected girls and women from discrimination in schools, colleges, and universities. This included discrimination in schoolsponsored sports. At that time, only 15% of college athletes were women, and in high schools, only 7% of athletes were girls.

Female athletes didn’t get a lot of support either and often had to provide their own uniforms and equipment. It was Title IX that forced school administrators to make sports more equal. But what does equal mean in sports? The government developed rules to measure equality under two general categories: participation.

And treatment. In the early days of Title IX, the number of girls playing sports was so low that it would have been very difficult for schools to suddenly provide exactly the same number of opportunities for girls and boys. Instead, the government wrote rules that gave schools three options, or tests,.

To demonstrate fairness in opportunities for girls. The three tests are proportionality, progress, and satisfied interests. A school can pick which test to follow. Proportionality means that girls should receive the same percentage of athletic opportunities.

As the percentage of girls in the student body. So, if 51% of students are girls, then girls should have approximately 51% of the opportunities to play sports. The second test, progress, requires schools to make up for the days when girls had fewer opportunities by adding new sports for girls on a regular basis.

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