Girls Only - Special Programming for Girls and Women in Sport: The Foundation Position

 

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Education is the most effective way of remedying discrimination. Thus, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is not just a day to celebrate the achievements of women in sports to the exclusion of the achievement of male athletes. It is a day where males and females focus on (1) the importance of remedying past discrimination against women in sports, (2) the benefits of sports participation for girls, and (3) addressing the myths that have kept both boys and girls from supporting girls' sports participation; myths like "throws like a girl", girls who play sports are lesbians, girls who do gymnastics get eating disorders, etc.

Special Programming for Girls and Women in Sport: The Foundation Position (PDF 320k)

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By Women's Sports Foundation

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Issues Related to Pregnancy & Athletic Participation

Policies concerning pregnancy and sport should protect both the health and rights of female athletes to participate in sports and physical activity.

Images and Words In Women's Sports

Images of women in general are still unrealistically thin and “twiggy” or reflective of sexual connotations.

Drugs - Illegal and Banned Substances

Taking any illegal or banned substance that alters the normal function of the mind or body for the purpose of enhancing athletic performance is a decision to cheat, endanger one's health and encourages others to cheat.

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