Monday, April 1, 2013

Brittney Griner Must Be A Dude

In honor of March Madness I have decided to post about one of the more revolutionary players of the women's basketball game. Senior Brittney Griner, a 6'8' center for Baylor was ousted from the NCAA tournament by Louisville last night but leaves behind a legacy for the sport. Her athleticism and skill has predicted her to be a number one pick in the WNBA draft. Women sports are often criticized for lacking the athleticism of the men's game. Griner, with her dunks, rebounds, and jump-shots has single-handily changed the women's game. So, the general consensus has been "she is a dude."  

Taken from the featured article:
"So, to recap: Women's basketball is maligned for not being as athletic as the men's game, but as women become more athletic, these players are often labeled unfeminine, and therefore unwatchable."  

To Consider: How do you think this double-standard in sports can be overcome? Do you think its possible for women to have the same fan-base as male sports? Can a women have incredible athletic prowess and not be compared to a man?

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