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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 2, No. 5, May 1974
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Date May 1974
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Transcript THE HANDOUT BELOW WAS DISTRIBUTED TO PEOPLE ATTENDING THE OPENINO DAY CEREMONIES OF THE NASA AREA LITTLE LEAGUE, SATURDAY, APRIL 20: TO THa PARENTS AND RESIDENTS OF THE BAY AREA The Bay Area Chapter of the National Organization for Women protests the exclusion of girls from the NASA Area Little league. Our reasons for this demonstration follow: * " Why Should Girls Play Little League?" For the same reasons boys playj Organized sports help develop the "achievement motive11 in children. A child in Little League learns to try hard to do well* Unfortunately, women in our society often fail to develop ambition* This begins in childhood, when girls are not expected to achieve and to excel. Team play is excellent training for adult work situations, and our daughters are rarely exposed to it* * " But Girls Will Lower the Quality Of Little League." Baseball is a non-contact sport which requires primarily hand-eye coordination. Children between the ages of 6 to 12 do not differ along sex lines in this ability. However, the quality of the game would be lowered if all LLttle League teams were instantly ft de-sexigated.fl This is due to the "practice effect"—boys have simply been playing baseball a lot more than girls have. For this reason, we suggest that the $-Pitch League be opened to girls next year. In this beginner league, the boys and girls are equally unprepared to play baseball, and the girls would learn at the same rate as the boys. These girls would progress through the Little League hierarchy in the same manner as their male counterparts. No qualitative changes would result from this gradual integration process. * "Well, ALL*PLAY Has A Few Girls1 Softball Teams. Let The Girls Play There.'1 The fundamental reason for our position is that we believe girls should learn that it is n (X K. " to perform competently around males. Studies have shown that women do not perform to their capacity when they are competing with men. To be successful in the ff real world," a woman must be able to perform competently alongside men. But little girls traditionally learn at an early age to " defer" and to " play helpless "around boys. All-girl softball teams do nothing to counter this early learning - mixed Little League teams just mightI The NASA-M-Area parents raised over $30,000 last year for their sons in Little League. Hundreds of parents volunteered their time and effort. Witness this carnival and paradet Nothing comparable to this is done for our daughters. Football and basketball leagues are similarly closed to girls. Surely,the little girls are aware of their less-than-equal status. Don't you think itfs unfair? Next year, when applications for 5-Pitch and Pee Wee Leagues are handed out to the children in school, don»t forget the other half I Let*s make The Bay Area "A Great Place for all Children to Live.ff The Bay-Area Chapter (This is an important problem on both the nationsl and local level for N.O.W. Call Linda Elchblatt, 488-4382, if you would like to help.)