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    it's disturbing and sad how well you captured that sentiment.

    On one level I can laugh about how well you put it, but on another level it makes me sick because I know that a surprising number of people still feel that way. Some keep it well hidden, perhaps even from themselves, but sentiments like that are pervasive in the collective subconscious of a country that still has not passed an ERA and where a woman's right to control her own fertility is considered to be everybody else's business.

    All over the world, women are considered (and treated as) inferior beings. Today was the opening day of the FIFA Women's World Cup. The soccer players in this tournament may be slightly smaller and slower, but the soccer they play is technically on par with or better than their male counterparts. It's breathtaking to watch. Why is it that the world hardly notices?

    LEGALIZE TRANS* !!!! and think free...

    by bluesheep on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 02:34:24 PM PDT

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    •  because women must be less than. that's one of th (1+ / 0-)
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      reasons women have to fight to get on hockey teams and baseball teams and wrestling teams.  wouldn't want women thinking they can play with boys.  It is sad really.  Women who play sports don't get to dream of going pro like men do.  There may be some pro teams for women, but if one of my girls want to play basketball or hockey or football, I don't get to think of college scholarships and big name endorsements.  There may be a few, but it's not nearly as possible as it is for boys. I tell my girls they can do anything they want to do.  I hope that will be true.  

      So far none of them have really wanted to do sports.  They have wanted to excel at reading and learning.  I want the world for them.  I want them to have the ability to make choices for when they have kids.  Get married.  Their careers.  I know my husband is uncomfortable discussing these things. After all, our oldest is only 12.  I tell him he has that luxury.  I don't.  This is about my right to choose whether I have children and when.  And it is about our children's right to make those same choices for themselves.  

      As far as women's sports...  I remember watching a league of their own.  I know it was only based on a true story, but I never even knew there WAS a woman's baseball league until that movie.  I grew up getting friggin barbie dolls and tea sets.  YECH!  Social engineering!!  I only get my kids barbie dolls because they want them.  They get cars to play with too.  And I encourage my husband to let them help him fix things outside.  We are more than just walking uteruses.

      HOPE!!! it does a body good.

      by ejpoeta on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 11:15:05 AM PDT

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