"But, You're a Girl" - Sexist Comments Every Girl Athlete Still Hears (Video)
By Melina Monlux, Editorial Intern Over the course of my time as an Editorial Intern at the Awesome Sports Project, I have been shocked to discover how easy it is to find sexism in sports. As a girl growing up in the post-Title IX era, I found it puzzling that I barely had to look to uncover traces of patriarchal values diminishing the worth of female athletes in every sport. For my final project, I decided to look no further than my school, Ballard High School. I asked both girls I knew and athletes I found if they had ever encountered sexism in their sport—more specifically, I asked if they had ever been told something demeaning, or something that would never be said to a male athlete. What I’ve recorded here is just a part of our struggle, of our story, as female athletes today.
“But, You're a Girl” was junior Melina Monlux's final project as an Editorial Intern at the Awesome Sports Project. She recruited, shot, and edited the video - with special thanks to the girl athletes at Ballard High School.
Check out more of our intern Final Projects, or click here to find out more about the internship program for high school/college girl athletes. We are currently seeking one more editorial interns for November – February 2017.