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Detrimental Definitions: “Powderpuff” Football & “Macho” Volleyball Illustrate Harmful Stereotypes in Sports And Society

Comic by Nora Hilgart-Griff.

Nora Hilgart-Griff

October 9, 2015

You’ve all heard the morning announcements: junior and senior girls: who’s ready to play powderpuff football!?, or it’s that time of year again, boys! Sign up for macho volleyball in the athletic office today! These games are school traditions going back a long time. There are photographs of “pow...

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