Monthly Archives: November 2009

Gender, Sports, and ummm Uniforms

I took my two daughters to a college basketball game yesterday. It was a pre-season game so we easily got seats right at court side. As goes with many things sisterly, I have one daughter who is enchanted by the basketball players, and one who envisions herself up there with the cheerleaders doing those lock step dances and gymnastics.

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On Superintendent Freeman and Horseplay

I was thinking again today about the tone taken by the Montgomery Co.  superintendent when a group of 7th grade athletes were caught attempting to rape 6th grade teammates. 

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Filed under Heterosexism, School Violence, Sexual Assault

Quote of the Day

“It started out as good natured fun but it got a little too rough,”

according to district Superintendent Dr. Freeman.

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Post-Thanksgiving Recommended Reading

Just read a few blogs on American Indian issues I thought you might find interesting.

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Freedom’s Plow by Langston Hughes

When a man starts out with nothing,
When a man starts out with his hands
Empty, but clean,
When a man starts to build a world,
He starts first with himself
And the faith that is in his heart-
The strength there,
The will there to build.
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