On one of the AAU summer basketball teams I played with, I was one of the two white girls in our year. Everywhere we went, she and I were presumed to be the worst players on our team (this wasn’t true). She and I were very different players, but we both were able to prove most people wrong. I have a few
But if you are at sports all the time you can’t do any of your schoolwork. In a study of over 7000 students (average age of 13), questionnaires revealed that when more than 60 minutes of homework is provided, students resisted because they had no time from sports. Also, kids get a better body image and kids feel more confident in themselves” (Lindholm, 2017). According to Bliss Magazine, only 8% of the 2,000 girls questioned for the poll said they were "happy" with their appearance, while 87% said they were "unhappy".
Aside from the bullet points, there are statistics such as “the percentage of 8- to-12- year-olds wearing mascara doubled between 2007 and 2009” relating the sexualization of young girls to a marketing issue. A few other examples would be “...6 girls drop out of sports for every 1 boy by the end of high school,” and “.....23 percent of girls between the ages of 11 and 17 do not play sports,” explaining how the sexualization of adolescent girls is decreasing the age they discontinue playing sports because they “don't think that they look good doing so.” Through her use of the logos appeal, Hanes furthers her credibility and provides a stronger
Stereotypes, The hurtful Stigma Rachel Sandler believes high school stereotypes have been around for generations. Also there is a social hierarchy and the order from top to bottom is the popular girls, the jocks, and the nerds at the bottom. The reason she says these stereotypes have been transferred for generations is because adults who have gone to high school might have a similar experience and this why the social structure of high school has not changed over the years. This is a result of stereotypes passing on through generations It does not seem like there is a chance of the stereotypes slowing down.
Along with race, gender plays an important factor in whether or not a student is successful in Mr. Giblin’s classroom. Sixty percent of Mr. Giblin’s students are females, while the other forty percent are males. It is unclear if any identify as something else, though there are no clear signs leading to this being present in the classroom. While we typically think male and female students will typically socialize with students of the same gender, this is not always the case with this selection of students. While there are sections of females who primarily socialize with only female students, most of the students cooperated and mingled with their fellow classmates regardless of their gender.
In this community lately, there has been discussion lately on sports possibly being removed from the high schools. Although, they get the most recognition that does not mean that just because one little thing it gets removed and completely forgotten about. In fact, so many people do high school sports in the text “Are High School Sports Good For Kids” it explicitly states “Here in Michigan almost 300,000 young people take part in high school sports every year.” This scene particularly shows that many youth athletes participate in high school sports in only one state alone.
I am white female and raised in the early 80’s, I went to Longwood High school and as most of us know it’s a very diverse school district. A lot of the teenager’s romantic relationship were interracial and it was pretty much expected. Other students wouldn’t think much of it because it was so common. The older generations (grandparent and parents) disliked the whole interracial couple thing because they are stuck in living the old school lifestyle which whites and blacks date/marry their own ethical race. For the most part our society is still stuck in this mind frame to this day.
A majority of high school cheerleaders dream to be a part of a college cheer team. The level of difficulty goes up along with the number of rules and regulations go down. Even though both high school and college cheerleaders cheer for the same reasons, like getting the crowned hype for the game and supporting the players, they have many differences that we don't notice. At almost all football and basketball games, home or away,cheerleaders will be seen on the sidelines. Cheerleaders have two main goals while performing and standing on the sideline, to get the crowd hype and to support the players.
During her first weeks at Princeton she had realized that Princeton had few women students and fewer Latinos. She was highly intimidated by this and it made her nervous to reach out in class, if she needed help. I feel like coming from a community when mainly everyone around you is alike in some sort of way made her understand that she wasn’t living in her old world anymore. Where she grew up, she wasn’t surrounded by many well-educated, brilliant
Rheenen states 90% of revenue generating athletes are African-Americans (2012, 559) p. More specifically poor black athletes. In 1985 Harry Edwards called African-Americans the “backbone” of revenue producing collegiate sports (p. 10). The NCAA takes advantage of these kids because they are the easiest to abuse. Universities offers a scholarship and pay for them to go to college for free or a reduced fee.
This also relates to girls and boys. If it is not provided, both sexes have to be allowed to try out if they want to participate on the same team. The division between men and women’s teams has increased the number of women playing in a sport. Before Title IX, less than three hundred thousand women played
The Title IX is a law that requires all education programs, mainly sports, that are federally funded to have gender equality. In 1906 the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was created for formatting and enforcing rules in men's football, but it soon became the ruling body for college athletics. The NCAA was great for men but not so much for women, women did not get athletic scholarships and there were no championships for women's teams. In 1972 the Title IX was signed by President Nixon and passed, allowing more women to join sports teams and get college degrees. Currently there are more than 2.6 million girl athletes in high school and more than 150,000 in college.
I believe that Title IX policy has many pros and cons. I feel that some of the pros include equal opportunities in education and sports. I believe that this policy was placed in effect with the intent to stop discrimination and provide equality for men and women. Another pro includes the attempt to help women become equal and grow in order to become highly reputable in the community. On the other hand, I believe the cons involve the possibility of decreased funding if the school fails to provide rationale if the number of men and women participants in sports is not equal.
Over time so many women and men have been effected by Title Ix. I bet you are wondering what Title Ix is. It’s the law that prohibits the discrimination of sex of any educational program or activity it allows women to do basically what men can do like sports. From 1972-2016 it has impacted the lives of so many women, today we see so many women basketball players, tennis players, volleyball players, and even soccer players and so many more.