Gender Equality In Gym

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Gender Equality In Gym

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Lucy M started this petition to gym teachers and

In gym, us girls are usually just going on walks, while the boys are playing all of these fun games such as: kickball, basketball, soccer, and some others. The girls deserve to play those games too. Not just the boys. Sometimes we play/do other things but at LEAST half of the time we walk... and we have already been walking ALL DAY going from class to class. This isn’t right (not to mention it’s pretty boring as well). Just because some people don’t like playing games (some game examples shown above) doesn’t mean the ones that actually WANT to can’t either. Let’s make everything fair. Maybe we could work something out like we could have a CHOICE on what we want to do. The boys already do that, and us girls would appreciate if we could do the same. This does NOT mean to make the boys walk too. It’s mostly for the girls to be able to do the things THEY’RE doing as well. The gym teachers are always saying how they want us to get fresh air, so why aren’t we PLAYING A SPORT OR GAME outside instead of walking? One of my relatives goes to another one of the schools, and is my age. HER gym class isn’t like this. They are playing soccer, and I would think more things too. So now we know it’s most likely just MY school that’s like this. I also feel as though I should mention how there are a lot of health benefits in gym class. According to google, “Regular physical education can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as: Heart disease. Cancer. Type 2 diabetes.” Us girls are missing out on these sports, which could eventually... affect our health. Yes, we play some physical activity games, but not as much as we should. We get it. Walking is good for you and all, but things that actually make you SWEAT AND WORK HARD really helps prevent all of those bad things. I would also like to make it clear that I am not going against or hating on the teachers. They are very nice, but I know that this matter should be discussed and solved. Field day is also coming up, so I don’t know why we aren’t practicing for it. We could’ve been practicing for field day more each week for like 2-3 weeks instead of walking, but I have no clue why we aren’t doing that. P.E teachers, why? Thank you for reading this. Sign this petition to show awareness, and spread the word! 

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