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.

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By Women's Sports Foundation

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Athlete Organizations - Player Associations and Unions

The Foundation neither advocates nor discourages the development of such organizations but does recognize the functionality of such groups. Learn more about our position on this topic.

Gender Verification

The Foundation supports the abandonment of chromosomal screening for gender verification. The purpose of gender verification should be only to prevent men from masquerading as females at women-only competitions.

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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