Degrassi High

Season 2 Episode 5

Body Politics

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Dec 03, 1990 on CBC

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  • In this episode Lucy and her friends want her volleyball team to get the same treatment as boys sports teams.

    This is a great episode about sexism and making a decision about who you want to be with.

    Lucy is doing a video for school. She's a very beautiful black girl but no one has asked her to the dance. She takes an interest in Dale a white guy on the sports team. There seems to be a mutual attraction until Dale shows himself to be a sexist pig opposed to the girls having a sports team. This causes Lucy to make a personal decision to sacrifice her morals to be with a guy, or make a stand and lose a guy that might be her.

    In the end, she makes the right decision, a decision that most girls would not make. Part of this episode is obviously part fiction with a sitcom like ending, but it's a decent episode that again presents another theme to take a look and does it well.