Friday, August 10, 2007

Girls not allowed at day camp

The fact that they are holding day camp for only girls that features a spa and ones for only boys with outdoor activities isn't good in this day and age.These types of action reinforce gender stereotypes and elected officials should know better but this is the worst sentence in the entire article "They decided they would try just girls things for the girls and just boys things for the boys and see how it worked." this was said by the municipality's warden.I wish these people could see that going to the spa isn't just a girl activity and that there is no reason a man can't go to a spa and take good care of himself physically and that outdoor activities aren't just for boys especially now with many children over weight getting the fresh air and exercise is a good idea for everyone.


Anonymous said...

I just want to say that that I am family to people involved in the the planning of these events and they are very upset. they did not intent to discriminate. They love all children no matter boy or girl and only wanted the kids to have fun. I for one childs parents to over analyze the situation, without speaking with those who planned the camp, is what caued the problem.

~Concern Family Member

J@ckp1ne said...

I realize that the people planning the camp wanted to do something good for children,the problem really is that stereotypes are so prevalent in our society that people don't even realize that they are doing some thing that isn't good or that they shouldn't be doing.I believe the parents of this girl did have legitimate concerns about these events.