‘Colonised by boys’: How school playgrounds deter girls from physical activity

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'School playgrounds have traditionally favoured games played by boys, but education experts say redesigning school spaces can encourage more physical activity among girls.

Dean Dudley, associate professor in the Macquarie School of Education, said there was a strong argument to say school playgrounds had been “designed by men based on activities boys are likely to be more engaged in”.

“We provide football-sized space for kids to play soccer or touch football, but no discrete areas for kids to dance or play minor games that are not overrun by larger games,” he said.'

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... while male-only or "male-dominated" spaces are considered "colonization".

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