Saturday, January 24, 2015

Day 24 of Feminist Joys: Girls Who Play Sports

I've never played sports -- I don't have enough body coordination -- and I have less than no interest in watching it. But I think this girls' basketball team is awesome.

“We’d walk in, and all the boys would be like, ‘We’re playing girls?’ ” said Anne Rupnik, a point guard. “Then we’d beat them. Some of them cried.” 
We practice hard,” said Meghan Wegner, a 10-year-old guard known to her teammates as Megatron. “I think some of the boys are scared of us.” 
When Mr. Toran started coaching the Xpress two years ago, he viewed it as an opportunity to get involved with his daughter’s athletic development. At the time, he said, he was an assistant coach with a semipro men’s team and was eager to escape what he described as the “whining and complaining” of players who were resistant to coaching. 
In search of a more mature audience, he turned to a group of 9-year-old girls.
Pictures here (and I love the title).

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