Confessions from the Classroom
Chapter 5. “When I Play Soccer, I Feel Free, I Feel as if No One Can Harm Me”: Gender Justice and Sports
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“WHEN I PLAY SOCCER, I FEEL FREE, I FEEL AS IF NO ONE CAN HARM ME”
Gender Justice and Sports
The park is populated almost exclusively by boys and young men. Girls occasionally skirt the margins, hang on the fences, jump double Dutch in the corner, but rarely enter the main game. I once relished the sight of a particularly fierce girl who hit a line drive and flipped the bird as she rounded second base. (Corbett, 2009, p. 2)
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