Aimed at reaching out to high school male athletes and getting them to think about sexism. In association with www.menedmonton.com.
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Just as you would speak up against bullying or racism, speak up against sexism!

Part 2 of the 1 is 2 many campaign, this video encourages men to speak up against sexual assault. Watch part 1 here.

A consent is only consent when a clear, loud, sober person says “Yes” and nothing else can substitute. Silence is not consent. If the person is unconscious or intoxicated that is not consent.

This video gave me the chills. Here’s the full article where I got it from: http://www.policymic.com/articles/88613/the-white-house-just-released-an-anti-sexual-assault-video-that-every-man-needs-to-see?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social  

Respect women, respect all.

Fight for Gender Equality. 

"Respect starts today, and it starts with me."

We need this program in all schools, everywhere. 

Coaching boys into men is a program initiated by Futures Without Violence,here’s the link to their website: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/

You don’t need to be in this program to learn respect for the opposite sex. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

High school athletes can set an example for the rest of the high schoolers in how they act and respect women.

Respect women. Respect all.

Fight For Gender Equality. 

Ever told someone that they ‘throw like a girl’? Watch this video and find out how sexist that comment is.

It is a general opinion that boys are better than girls at physical activities (like throwing a ball), without any evidence as to why. MythBusters finds out that cultural and social influences are to blame. 

Girls are able to throw just as well as boys, if only given the chance to develop those abilities. 

Respect girls. Respect women. Respect all.

Give females an equal chance to participate in sports.

Fight for Gender Equality. 

"We use sports as a platform because sports really involves tenants of responsibility and of respect." 

It is never too late or too young to start. Give respect to women. Fight for gender equality. 

This picture depicts the many thoughts going through people’s heads when they watch female athletes perform. What is wrong with this picture?
She is not in a modelling competition and deserves to be taken seriously as an athlete. People need to pay attention to female athletes’ athleticism, not their outward appearance. 
Sarah Jackson from the Huffington Post writes, “The scenario mostly all over the globe concerning women athletes is sexist to the point in which you can consider it being beyond disgusting.”
Source of quote and picture: http://women.siliconindia.com/news/Sexism-in-Sports-nid-129340.html
Will female athletes ever get the attention they deserve? Females are not born on this planet, solely for the ‘male gaze’, They deserve to be respected as humans. 
Respect women. Respect female athletes. Fight for gender equality. 

This picture depicts the many thoughts going through people’s heads when they watch female athletes perform. What is wrong with this picture?

She is not in a modelling competition and deserves to be taken seriously as an athlete. People need to pay attention to female athletes’ athleticism, not their outward appearance. 

Sarah Jackson from the Huffington Post writes, “The scenario mostly all over the globe concerning women athletes is sexist to the point in which you can consider it being beyond disgusting.”

Source of quote and picture: http://women.siliconindia.com/news/Sexism-in-Sports-nid-129340.html

Will female athletes ever get the attention they deserve? Females are not born on this planet, solely for the ‘male gaze’, They deserve to be respected as humans. 

Respect women. Respect female athletes. Fight for gender equality. 

wst200:

WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION 

A great video that basically sums it all up.

We still have a long way to go. Fight for gender equality.

wst200:

A study of CNN’s Sports Tonight and ESPN’s SportsCenter found that women’s sports are vastly under-reported in comparison to men’s. A study by C.A. Tuggle found that for every 520 male stories, at an average of 54.14 seconds, there were only 36 female stories, at an average of 38.14 seconds. On ESPN, for every 732 male stories, at an average of 65.06 seconds, there were 29 female stories, at an average of 38.10 seconds. Tuggle also found that the female stories were primarily focused on individual sports, with only 3 of the 65 female stories dedicated to women’s team sports. More typically ‘feminine’ sports like Tennis and Golf accounted for 61 of the stories. In this way, we see how the sports media vastly under-reports women’s sports, especially team sports, that could be considered as more masculine than would be generally accepted. 

wst200:

A study of CNN’s Sports Tonight and ESPN’s SportsCenter found that women’s sports are vastly under-reported in comparison to men’s. A study by C.A. Tuggle found that for every 520 male stories, at an average of 54.14 seconds, there were only 36 female stories, at an average of 38.14 seconds. On ESPN, for every 732 male stories, at an average of 65.06 seconds, there were 29 female stories, at an average of 38.10 seconds. Tuggle also found that the female stories were primarily focused on individual sports, with only 3 of the 65 female stories dedicated to women’s team sports. More typically ‘feminine’ sports like Tennis and Golf accounted for 61 of the stories. In this way, we see how the sports media vastly under-reports women’s sports, especially team sports, that could be considered as more masculine than would be generally accepted. 

Girl banned from football team because of boys' "impure thoughts"

gaywrites:

While we’re talking about women’s expression being subjected to the whim of men this week: inequality apparently applies to kids, too! 

At Strong Rock Christian Academy in the suburbs of Atlanta, an 11-year-old girl has been kicked off the formerly co-ed school football team because boys on the team are having “impure thoughts” about her. Madison Baxter was the starting defensive end on the team, and a good one, too — but she’s not allowed to try out next year because the boys can’t play with a girl. 

“I was told that the reasons behind it were one, that the boys were going to start lusting after her and have impure thoughts about her and that the locker-room talk was not appropriate for a female to hear, even though she had a separate locker room from the boys,” Blythe told Atlanta TV station WXIA. Stuart also reportedly told her men and women were “equal but different” and that he had been praying about the subject.

Blythe said she found the explanation “absolutely ridiculous.” The boys need to be able to handle their urges and thoughts, just as Madison should be able to handle her own, Blythe said.

The family has appealed the decision. For Madison, not being on the team means school will be less fun. “It’s like taking my dream and throwing it in the trash,” she said.

Excuse me for just a second so I can try to understand this. This Christian school recognizes a problem: boys can’t control their urges playing football around a girl. Rather than educating the boys about how to be decent, respectful human beings, their solution is to remove the girl from the scene.

Never mind that regular interactions with a girl could help these kids learn that women are people and not objects to gawk at. Never mind that it’s not this girl’s responsibility to present herself in a way that doesn’t tempt her peers, and suggesting she’s the problem reeks of rape culture and misogyny. Never mind that she’s 11 YEARS OLD. 

Nope. Boys might think dirty thoughts about her, so she can’t play anymore. This is America in 2013, and I’m not proud. 

A quick scan over that section reveals 41 items on everything from rugby to American football but not one about women’s sport. And not one female face in 76 photographs – not even when the pictures showed spectators rather than players.

The readers’ editor on… coverage of women’s sport | The readers’ editor | From the Observer | The Observer (via womenscycling)

- This relates to Katarina Lutz blog post about the coverage of women’s sports and the lack of inequality in today’s media. This qoute expresses how unequal sports are broadcasted.

TC 

(via ws101sports)

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