ROCKFORD — Beth Lang’s first pitch for the Rockford Starfires was historic and trivial.
The left-hander’s historic toss to the plate marked the revival of women’s baseball at Beyer Stadium on 15th Avenue for the first time since the Rockford Peaches played in 1954.
The trivial part: South Bend Blue Sox batter Abby Wilson hammered Lang’s first pitch into the gap in right center for a double, the first hit in the new baseball diamond.
Sarah Thomas is currently a line judge in college football, but next year she is expected to be working as an official in the NFL. And the NFL knows a good story when it sees one.
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Elizabeth Gilbert, who made her name writing for GQ before she became a best-selling author, expressed a similar sentiment to the Rumpus: “I gave a lot of speeches in bars about how much better the men’s magazines were than the women’s magazines.” The irony, she continued, is that “they’re not. You open up the men’s magazines and there’s talking about shoes too.”
Brittney Griner wears bow ties, dates women and dunks with abandon. Call her names if you like — she is done hiding from haters.
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It seems no sport is safe from the craze of pink.
Pink shotguns? Pink hunting gear? Sign me up. Not.
More important, stepping beyond the learning phase, it is dangerous to over-emphasize gender specificity. I’m talking about things like marketing pink hunting gear, girlie hunting retreats that need spa treatments to lure participants, feminine camo patterns and silly accommodations for the “fairer sex” that insult our strength and ability to adapt.
Simply put, a pink shotgun won’t fix a poor mount and I can pee behind a tree as easily as the next guy.
If we continue to create the image of women hunters as essentially different from men hunters, the patriarchal – male dominated – view of traditional sports will be perpetuated.
In a personal essay, Brittney Griner writes, “Just as basketball doesn’t define who I am, neither does being gay.”
I never thought that to be beautiful, you had to look any certain way at all. In my opinion, you’re beautiful because you are you.
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You cannot be a woman in sports media and say ‘sex’ instead of ‘success’ during a live report from a hockey game. Period.
Susannah Collins learned that this week after her employment with the Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago was terminated.
One blogger’s response was to go so far as to say she…