I have a plan for my next post on gender, and I am hoping that you will take part in the following exercise so that I don't have to rely only on my experiences.
What I would like you to do is post in the comments:
Games that boys play, and games that girls play (5+ for each of you would be GREAT, but I'll take as many as you can think of.
Keep in mind, I am looking for commonality, not anecdotal experience. So if you were a girl who played football as a kid, that still doesn't count as a girl's game because most girls don't play football as kids.
Imagine that a big group of kids of all ages has been locked into a gymnasium with various sports equipment, balls, and toys of all kinds. What kinds of games/sports would you expect to see the boys playing and what would the girls likely be playing?
I promise, this has a purpose as you shall see in the follow-up post. :)