Gym classes going Co-ed?

January 1974

Assistant professor of physical education, Katherine Barber, reveals her feelings about the practice of co-ed physical education classes in an interview.  Barber says that the idea is effective; œgirls work harder to not bomb out in front of the guys [and] the men show up more.  She also says that the situation is more interesting to teach in and that the program that is in use, is making athletics become appreciated.  However, Barber does mention surviving inequalities; men are provided with practice clothes and more liberty with athletic facilities while women are not.  Yet all in all, it seems that womens athletics were progressing.  œ People are noticing, says Barber, œwe exist and we enjoy competing in games.

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