I know you are all thinking, "Well, why shouldn’t a girl be able to play football if she is qualified?". As the mother of a daughter, who may really want to do this, I would think I would want to support her. But as the mother of a son, I have to say that I hated it. From a very young age we have taught our son not only to NOT hit girls, but also that girls/woman are meant to be treated gently and cherished.
Now, he is being told “slam her to the ground man”. What is up? How can we send these mixed messages? Is this even a good message to send to our daughters?
I really have no answers at all except that my gut tells me maybe there are some things girls can do, but maybe shouldn’t do. What do all of you think?
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