(Quick note- don’t take offense if you are a nice boy because I am talking about some of the world class jerks I’VE met. Not you)
In football we had a practice match against the boys. Girls vs boys. We won! Yay! The final score was 1-0.
The irony: that single goal was a bit of a fluke. My bff stumbled over the ball and kicked it to me and I happened to be standing right next to the goal post. I also stumbled and kicked the ball a little hard and it amazingly went in.
What annoyed me though was this…
Every time we tackled a boy, he would shout out some stereotypical comment. So annoying! A few examples?
“We can beat them. they’re just girls”
Guess who beat who? I’ll be fair though. Most of the boys were smaller than us. Okay, there were 4 girls and our coach who was our goalkeeper. 3 of us were the same age and one girl was a little younger than us but she is an amazing player. There were 8 boys younger than us, 1 boy our age and one boy older than us.
Those boys had been training 1-2 years. We had been training for approximately one and a half months.
Most of the boys were smaller than us but they played REALLY well. In fact I’m pretty sure they would have scored if our coach hadn’t been at the goalpost. What annoyed me was their totally sexist comments. The boys who DIDN’T make those comments looked at us like we were worms or something. Y’know for all these elders’ talk about boys becoming better as they grow…it’s NOT happening.
Last year and the year before, our class boys would have football matches and stuff and we would totally cheer them on. When OUR matches came, would they cheer? No. In fact, way back in 6th, they teased us for losing.
Also, my friends told me that this happened once. They (the girls) wanted to play football one PT class and asked our school coach who said that there were no more balls left or something. So they went and asked the boys (who had a football) if they could play with them.
Those boys said ‘Sorry we don’t play with girls’ I am sorry, what’s wrong with girls? If they had asked us, we would have said yes. Is THAT why? It’s always ‘girls are so weak’ Well the incident where I kicked a boy and whacked him with a duster in 5th seems to speak differently. He lamely excused himself with ‘I don’t fight girls’
I CAN SEE WHY
Honestly, nearly EVERY boy my age I’ve met is a chauvnist. And nearly every chauvnist boy I’ve met has been either kicked in the shin or tripped.
Another time, we were playing football against some random boys in a ground. EVERY one of them except the captain hehaved like ‘they are just girls we can take them down’
Yeah and when I got the ball? ‘Honestly? Losing to a GIRL? Are you a boy or what?’
I might have tripped him.
WHY are all boys chauvnists? Why do ALL of them think girls are only good for talking? Okay if you are a teenage non-chauvnist boy who is reading this I am sorry. By all boys I mean all boys I have met.
If they are not being chauvnists, they ignore us? Legit.
All this ‘stronger stuff’ too. Fine. Stronger than me and a few others. Not all. Sadh can literally break your hand and send you crying for your mommies. Puj, Sanku, keerthu, Adu, Sadhu can beat you in any test.
Manu… don’t get me started on Manu. She’ll bombard you with COLLEGE level cardiology facts until your ears literally fall out. The girl has memorized almost everything there is about the heart and is even taking some online test.
Verbal power in yelling? Puh-leeze. Have you even met Teja? You will be questioning the point of life after she is through. Look, being good at sports does not make you the kings of the world.
And I am not trying to be opposite-sexist here. I am NOT saying you guys are worthless. I am willing to admit you rock at sports and some of you are also really, really good at studies and stuff.
All I am saying is all you boys that I’ve met, you are good at other stuff but you’re not exactly good at being nice to us.
I am also not saying that WE are saints. We can also be super mean sometimes. What I am saying is… if you want to hate us, hate us for something we actually DID and not just because we are GIRLS.
Wow. Anyone think I should lecture at the UN on feminism? Lol. Just kidding.