According to a study done by Canadian professors and presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Vancouver last week, the game of dodgeball can act as a "tool of oppression."
In the study, the researchers talked to middle schoolers about P.E. classes and found many of them detested playing dodgeball. When exploring the reasoning behind kids' dislike for the game, the professors noted the underlying message dodgeball might send: "The competition is about annihilating one’s opponent, and the true definition of competition is between two evenly matched teams. Well, kids stack their teams, and they really enjoy beating the other team. What’s the enjoyment of that?” Joy Butler, a professor on the research team, observed.
Do you agree?