Don’t Question This Girl’s Right
May 26, 2009 § 3 Comments
Hannah Berner is a peer of mine at school; she is in a few of my classes. She is smart, hard-working and an outstanding tennis player. Recently, my school (The Beacon School) played Cardozo High School in the PSAL finals, and won. Hannah plays on the boys’ tennis team, and she competes right alongside them. There is no girls’ team at my school because of lack of funds, but Hannah gets by just fine with the boys. The coach said,
“Hannah [Berner] is great, but she’s a girl on a boys team. They need a girls team. This is the boys championship. B-o-y-s.”
Read the full article here. His reaction after losing in the final is disgraceful, setting a terrible example for all the boys playing on the team. While I agree that my school is in need of a girls’ team this is not the appropriate way to go about it. Sometimes I forget that there really are people like this, who even think it is acceptable to say such misogynistic and sexist things, especially as a high school tennis coach. Anyway, there is a poll towards the bottom on the right of the article, please vote and show your support for Hannah!