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Softball Pants: Proper, Practical, and Professional

The dissimilarities between uniforms for men and women within sports demonstrate how female athletes are governed in inequitable ways that feminize and sexualize female players (MacDonald). Across the spectrum of sports, most female athletes are subjected to wear shorts or … Continue reading

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Shorts vs. Pants

Why do the players on college teams wear pants while younger girls play with shorts and knee-high socks? What is the difference? Why the difference? Which is better? While current softball rules on all levels do not make a preference … Continue reading

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Back on the field

I engaged with softball through participation. I joined a weekly pick up game that I found on The slow pitch softball game takes place every Sunday in the La Jolla area and group varies from singles and couples ranging … Continue reading

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Jennie Finch – The Icon of Softball

Jennie Finch the most famous softball player in history, as described by Time Magazine, has become an iconic representation for the sport. Finch’s popularity as a female athlete derived from her ability to remain feminine while playing the sport. “Finch … Continue reading

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You wish you could “Play Like a Girl”

Softball is a sport that is undeniably linked with lesbian stereotypes in popular culture.¬†Softball players are generally built in the upper body with strong defined arms. The body stature that is represented in a softball player is associated with a … Continue reading

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Softball . . . Theres nothing soft about it.

My name is Stephanie-Ann and I am a 4th year Communications Major and Film Studies Minor in Muir College. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. I have never been interested in watching/listening to sports, but … Continue reading

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