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  • Promotes Sexism and Homophobia

    This activity is outdated and demeaning to boys, Girls, Students struggling with transgender issues, Identity and the whole LGBTQ community. There are now girls on football teams and boys who participate on cheerleading squads. What message does this stupid activity send to them? It mocks transgender people and females, As students in cross dress (the boys dressed as girls) act silly and stereotypically girlish in manner. Who wants their sons to see women in this way or their girls to see themselves this way? How are we going to encourage more girls to pursue STEM subjects, Yet we include this demeaning activity in the educational setting? It is NOT fun to many, Just like wearing a blackface was not and is not funny.

  • Absolutely! History should be left in the PAST!

    Look at the name for crying out loud! Powderpuff? As a woman i am all for women sports etc. . . But that name needs to be changed! A powder puff is a makeup tool. . . How is that not sexist? ! I understand the history behind it but that's where that name should've been left in the past. Women can play any sport as well as any job just as well if not better then a man. . . Why can't things just be equal for a change! It's 2018 not 1918! Get with it already!

  • Outdated sexist term

    It is not the activity itself, rather the terminology used to name the event. It would be amazing to hear someone's defense as to how "PowderPuff" is not a negative stereotypical term. Most of society has moved beyond this type of language. (Except for the 48% of the voters in 2016... They want America to continue to demean people.)

  • Sexist and wrong

    It should not be called powderpuff sports but instead LaLa Loopsy. Much better. I imagine a world where every women can play LaLa Loopsy football. Try to stop it, you will fail Tom Hanks. You will fail. NO ONE PERSON CAN STOP THE REBELLION FOR THE PARTY OF THE LALA LOOPSY TRIBE.

  • Reinforces Gender Sterotypes

    Alludes to weakness in women or in the need for women to be "made up" to be real women. Can't play football without a quick check of the lipstick! If we want to call it Sr. Women v. Jr. Women's football game, then let's just call it that. Seems simple and not sexist.

  • Reinforces Gender Sterotypes

    Alludes to weakness in women or in the need for women to be "made up" to be real women. Can't play football without a quick check of the lipstick! If we want to call it Sr. Women v. Jr. Women's football game, then let's just call it that. Seems simple and not sexist.

  • It's all in the name

    The people who defend Powderpuff as equity for women in sports actually are admitting that it's sexist. Their arguments support the need to bury the name once and for all. You can't have equity with such a demeaning term that mocks women's athletics. Powderpuff belongs on a stage or runway, not on a field of sports.

  • Names matter in life

    A powder puff is a dainty thing used to put on make up. Isn't it cute to have dainty little girls play a big tough boy sport? Oh it is so cute those powerpuffs trying to be tough? It is really no different that the phrase "throw like a girl" which is obviously an insult. Why? Because girls can't throw, just like they can't play football? No one wants to get rid of the games and the fun, just call it "girls football" which is what it is.

  • Condescending and Sexist

    Just look at the name, "powderpuff." It brings up the image of a "dumb blonde" who obsesses about her makeup. Even more so in "blonde vs. Brunette" games. They reinforce the belief that girls can only be judged by their attractiveness, instead of by skill. While these games claim to offer girls the same chance to play football as guys, the opposite is true. A powderpuff game is generally a one-time spectacle whose entertainment value is limited to seeing girls run around a field while the boys cheer: a "role reversal." If girls really wanted to play football, they would approach their principal or AD and suggest the formation of a girls' football team. Powderpuff games are condescending. They pretend to give girls a chance to play sports, while they actually give the message that girls playing sports is just a silly reversal of roles.

  • Powderpuff Sports Sexist

    In many ways, "powderpuff" sports are sexist toward women. They purport to let women play men's sports, but they're really a showcase for the inequality between men and women in sports. Instead of powderpuff sports, women should be allowed to play men's sports with men as long as they can play at the same competitive level.

  • Sexist and wrong

    It should not be called powderpuff sports but instead LaLa Loopsy. Much better. I imagine a world where every women can play LaLa Loopsy football. Try to stop it, you will fail Tom Hanks. You will fail. NO ONE PERSON CAN STOP THE REBELLION FOR THE PARTY OF THE LALA LOOPSY TRIBE.

  • Powderpuff is lit

    Lol why would it not be. Cause its fun its for charity it is life it is great competetion is formed honewst its so cool i like a lot powder puff nice yay i like you should like too bc why not lol k im gonna leave now bye see ya

  • Based in fun, competition

    Powder puff is one of many ways that spark rivalries between classes, similarly to pep rallies and fund raising contests. Many girls use it to show off athletic abilities that they are not able to show in other sports. In addition, powder puff can be used as a fund raiser to benefit the school, individual classes, dances, or other charities.

  • It's for charity!!!

    It should be all about fun!! Everyone takes it too seriously. We do it to raised money and promote school spirit. It is open to everyone. I have been running this program in our school for ten years now and I get very excited to see the " non-traditional" sports type person join and play and become a part of a group and great memory. We play our game in June when all hs sports are over and it is our seniors last hooray before graduation and the juniors right of passage. We also set guidelines for appropriate attire and behavior as not to be offensive to others. I also coach hs cheerleadering and have a coed squad without any gender issues.

  • Powderpuff Is Fun

    Powderpuff games are all female teams that usually play in the same style as their male counterparts. Sexists means something is discriminatory on the basis of sex. I for one do not find these games sexist at all. They are actually quite fun to participate in, as a female, and I have no problem with them at all.

  • No, most young women like them.

    If powderpuff means that teams are composed of girls and that they take into account the interests and physical abilities of young girls, then that is a good thing. While there are some girls into heavy competition, even with boys, a lot of girls appreciate the chance to be active without all the rigors.

  • Powederpuff sports are not sexist.

    Powderpuff sports are not sexist. Rather, they are a way for members of genders that do not generally participate in a sport to engage with teammates who are likely of similar physical size and strength. This minimizes the risk of injury and creates a very de-pressurized environment for people to try something new.

  • It gives women the chance to play

    Sometimes women want to play sports. There's nothing wrong with that and so-called "powderpuff" sports give them the ability to do just that. It's not sexist to give someone an opportunity to play a sport they enjoy. It's only fair. Denying women the opportunity to play sports would be the truly sexist path.

  • Powderpuff sports are still sports

    First off, why is it referred to as "powder puff" in the first place. A sport regardless of the sex of the participants should be respected as such. I believe the ladies that participate in women's football and other sports deserve the same recognition that the general male athlete would receive on an average day. Regardless of the sex, sports are stressful and those that participate in the to render pleasure the watchers should be respected.


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