Girls and Sports
Who says that girls are not interested in sports? There are many facinating sports that challenge the body and mind. Traditionaly sports have been seen as a "guy thing", but no more! Now more than 2.5 million girls play on sports teams compared to 300,000 in the early 70s. Dr. Letha Hunter a sports medicine expert in Atlanta said, "A guy who competed and won proved his masculinity a women who did the same thing had to prove her feminity." The women's sports revolution changed a lot of the sterotypes that labled women who played sports. Sports are a great way to meet new people, get excercise and have fun. Football, baseball and basketball are not the only sports out there. We tried to gather information about new and not-so-common sports as well as focasing on some of the old favorites. Please let us know if there is a particular sport or woman athelete that you would like to hear more about or send us something that you wrote and we'll post it on our page.
Read about these sports and some women who play them!!
Women in Music
The music industry is one of the few indutries where the playing field is equal
for men and women alike. This is an industry where women can be free to
express themselves without being oppressed for being female. Meet some
women who have succeded as solo artists, leading ladies of all male bands, and
women who rock the house in their all women groups.
Female TV and Film Characters in the World of Entertainment
The TV and film industries produce thousands of shows and movies each year.
Sure, we have our share of passive blonde Audrey 1's (Little Shop of Horrors)
and other female characters who's main concerns are appearance and appeal,
but todays entertainment industries have also created characters such as Buffy
the Vampire Slayer and Ally McBeal who have aggressive personalities and
positive messages to send to women and girls. Read about the characters, the
shows and the films that women have told us were particularly outgoing and
empowering, and let us know what you think about the portrayal of women in
todays world of entertainment.
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