I am a tomboy and always have been. As a result of this I have been bullied as I don't fit in with the normal expectations of a girl. PE lessons in school didn't help my confidence as we were made to do nothing but dance and rounders (both of which I find boring).
One day I asked my teacher, "why can't we play football, basketball, rugby and cricket like the boys?"
My teacher replied with this: "because those sports are traditionally boys sports so girls aren't allowed to do them."
This didn't help with my self esteem as they were implying the girls weren't as good as the boys which was why we weren't allowed to play them. I felt like I had to prove myself that I can do the same things as boys can.
I raised the issue of sexism multiple times to several teachers. I spoke to the headmaster, head of years, progress leaders and several other teachers I knew might be able to help.
After several months of patience I finally got justice. When I moved into year 10, they allowed for girls to do the same sports as boys and even mixed sets were introduced.
Sexism in PE isn't as much of a problem anymore although I still feel I have to prove myself on my new set as it is full of boys that think girls are pathetic at sports. My efforts have paid off and everything is much better and more equal for girls at my school.