I was struggling to get this blog post down, so I reached out to a fellow classmate to receive some assistance. I had procrastinated the assignment so I was trying to get it done as soon possible. Even when I got the help that I needed I still was to lazy to complete it. I couldn’t find an article that interested me enough, but right when I stepped out the house to go back to being a lazy grump, I had seen four kids about two houses down playing football. This is when I realized I had something to write about.
The kids were playing two on two tackle football outside in front of their house. I noticed that there was a young girl playing as well, and this is what intrigued me. As I was closing the door, I heard a loud scream. I focused my attention towards the kids again, and seen that it was the girl crying on the floor. One of the boys must have tackled the girl roughly. But within two minutes , the girl wiped away her tears and walked away from the boys. She went straight to a skateboard that was sitting on the edge of the street and started doing tricks. I kinda felt wrong observing these kids play, just wasn’t something that I do on the regular, but I really wanted to speak about this to the class blog. Anyways, right before I drove off, the girl that was just skating in the street ran straight to the boy who had knocked her down full force and tackled him. She then yelled “I’m back to play Bitch%$, and I dear you BOYYYY to tackle me again.” I can’t tell you how funny it sounded in the moment, but I was really proud of the girl. To go back with some vengeance and make a statement to those boys.
Just as we talked about many times in class, girls have been stereotyped to play with dolls such as barbies, have tea parties, and other “girly” things at a young age. You don’t typically see a girl playing football in the neighborhood with the boys. But I know there are lots of girls that too, will say that actually that is what they did when they were young. Either because they simply liked too, or because they had lots of brothers or something along that line. We need more girls like this to participate in activities that are outside the lines. We definitely nowadays in society are seeing women more and more doing things that are outside the stereotype of being “girly” and it is great to see women evolve in society.