Archive for August 2009

Janet Followed Her Dream To Be An Umpire

Umpire Janet Thomas

As a girl who grew up loving baseball, I always hoped I’d have boys one day so I could help coach their team. I started out as a dugout mom, team mom and then knew I had to coach. Finally I was given the chance and I had the opportunity to help coach my son…

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Girls Can’t Compete in Archery

For about two years now I’ve been asked to create an archery design. Not that I’ve been procrastinating on it or anything, but there are just so many cool things to draw that I have to pick and choose. This week, however, I chose the archery design. I thought it was time. To gather some inspiration, I found some…

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Ski jumping is too dangerous for women

Did you know that the only Olympic winter sport in which women are not allowed to compete is ski jumping? Check out this video below that shows women from around the globe participating in this sport that is supposedly “too dangerous” and “seems not to be appropriate for ladies from a medical point of view”…

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Should Runner Caster Semenya Undergo Gender Testing?

In Berlin a few weeks ago, newcomer Caster Semenya dominated the 800 meter run, beating the nearest competitor by a whopping 2.45 seconds. Apparently women can’t possibly run that fast so Caster Semenya must be a man, right? Unfortunately, that’s what people are saying about her. Yes, she was a tomboy growing up and preferred…

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Girls can’t pull out their hair


Girls can’t pull out their hair. Or at least they don’t was what I firmly believed when I first started pulling. I destroyed my eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair, all the while convinced that I was doing something freakish and abnormal. I felt so incredibly isolated and alone. I didn’t know there was a name for…

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Mary was told girls don’t play drums

Hi, my name is Mary Wenskunas and I have been told I can’t when I absolutely CAN!!I have been playing drums since I was 7 years old and I have “grown” up in a multitude of praise bands. As a kid, I started off in the kid’s church praise band which in turn followed with…

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How quickly can you eat an elephant?

This year I have made great strides in accomplishing some of my goals.  In fact, some of the items I have accomplished have been on my mind for years, yet it only took me a few weeks to tackle them.  Why is that?  I learned how to eat an elephant quickly without getting indigestion. You…

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Nobody Can Stop Jen From Playing Football

I grew up playing football with the boys in my neighborhood almost every day. I also grew up with a perfect, tennis playing, 4.0, older sister. In sixth grade I realized that my new school had a flag football team. Awesome, right? I loved football completely, and immediately joined the team. I had a blast…

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Enter to win a Superchick CD library!

InPop Records has joined with Girls Can’t WHAT? for an exciting giveaway of Superchick CDs! Sister-fronted pop-rock band Superchick is all about challenging the mistaken belief that Girls Can’t. From fist-pumping songs like “Anthem” (Here’s to the girls on their boards with bruises and scars. Here’s to the girls whose fingers bleed from playing guitar.…

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