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Girls should only play 'girl sports'; boys should only play 'boy sports'!

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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That's what the school a Georgia girl attends told her parents when she expressed that she wanted to try out for the football team.  The school said it was because they felt the boys would "start lusting after" her and that locker room talk was inappropriate for a female to hear.

What are your thoughts on this?  Is it discriminatory or do you feel the school has the right idea?

by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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hayliedlr
by JoAnna on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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Why would she be in the same locker room with the boys to hear?
MomWeb
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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Quoting hayliedlr:

Why would she be in the same locker room with the boys to hear?

Exactly! Wouldn't she be using the girl's locker room? 

Plus, it might teach the boys to respect females as well!

hayliedlr
by JoAnna on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Quoting MomWeb:





I think so too
CatFishMom
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Their reasons are BS. The lusting? Get over it-teach boys to control themselves. Theres no reason she cant change in a girls' locker room, whether shes on the football team or not. I have no opinion either way on whether she should be on the team-though frankly, I dont see why not. But if those were the reasons I was given, I'd be fighting tooth and nail just on principal.

SWasson
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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It's awful, but they are a private Christian school. The parents CAN pull their daughter out of that backward institution and send her to a school that will treat her fairly.

Cafe AmyS
by Head Admin on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:12 PM

I agree with you.  I think a lot of it goes into blaming the victim (of the boys' "lust" in this case) instead of the perpetrator.

When I first read about this yesterday it made me furious!

Quoting CatFishMom:

Their reasons are BS. The lusting? Get over it-teach boys to control themselves. Theres no reason she cant change in a girls' locker room, whether shes on the football team or not. I have no opinion either way on whether she should be on the team-though frankly, I dont see why not. But if those were the reasons I was given, I'd be fighting tooth and nail just on principal.


amonkeymom
by Amy on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Absolutely ridiculous!  I'd be fighting that one with all I've got.

emarin77
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:27 PM

 


Quoting hayliedlr:

Why would she be in the same locker room with the boys to hear?


 

mysticalmalissa
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Why would the school even think she would use the boys locker room??

periwinkle163
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:43 PM

 I think if the girl can actually earn a spot on the team then she should play. Their reasons are ridiculous.

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