Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Lumby Hockey Mom Wins Equality Fight

A Lumby mom won a settlement involving the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, allowing her 14-year old daughter, and other girls in the province, to change in the same changing rooms as her male teammates:

Jane Emlyn went ahead with her complaint on behalf of all girls in B.C.'s minor hockey system, whom she felt were being discriminated against by the co-ed dressing room ban. She said she saw other young girls "in tears" because they had to dress in separate facilities, missing out on the camaraderie.
Maybe I'm thinking too conservatively, but I don't quite understand why Mrs. Emlyn was so upset that her teenage daughter wasn't allowed to change in the same room as 20 teenage guys.
posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:42 AM


At February 13, 2006 7:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you crazy? What are you subjecting your daughter to? She has enough that goes on in her young life little on spending time undressing in front of a bunch of teen age boys. You need to re-examine your decision and let her dress with the girls. In my opinion, you need some guidance in your decisions for your daughter.

At February 13, 2006 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just had a conversation with my daughter and she suggests that the girls get dressed separately and before the game join the boys. Plus between periods be involved in their dressing room and all the comments of the coaches etc.


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