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Hating Gym: Liking Gym Edition

I have admittedly invested a lot of both time and effort in chronicling why I despised my ninth grade gym class: Scale Edition and the competitive BMI portion of my PE grade. Menarche Edition, complete with gushing and dodge ball.

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How to Talk About Sex… and Books… at School

So. I’m lucky enough to have a local “Friends of the Library” organization that holds monthly book sales for super cheap. I’m talking regular prices of fifty cents to one dollar on the books I buy. Not counting the —

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Vote for Me

So, there’s a (probably unpaid, of course) leadership opening at my school. My principal asked members in each department to — confidentially — vote for what is basically a grade level department chair. (Our freshmen are teamed, and so freshman

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Hating Gym: The Last Mile

Photo of black and yellow running shoe. In this photo, the shoe is just over 6 months old.

This post is part of a series on the dubious joys of my ninth grade PE class. I had survived. Almost — and barely. It was June, with less than a week before final exams. The weather was also unseasonably

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Hating Gym: Square Dancing Edition

Black and white image of two couples dancing.

This post contains talk of unwanted sexualized touching as well as jokes and victim blaming regarding said touching. If I’d retained any chance of not hating gym up until this point in my ninth grade year, this unit squashed that

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Hating Gym: Volleyball Edition

So. I wrote a couple of times over at Fit and Feminist about my experiences with my lovely, charming — ahem! — ninth grade gym teacher. Basically, as evidenced by her handling of public weigh-ins and menarche, Mrs. D was

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School Lunch Reforms I Could Get Behind

I’ve been out of school for about a week now, so my brain has finally decompressed enough to write this. It’s about school lunches. It’s not about obesity. It is about health. During the school year, I eat school lunch

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