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Playing Like a Girl : Transforming Our Lives Through Team Sports

by Marian Betancourt

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""Provides compelling evidence for the power of team sports in the development of strong and successful women."--Jo A. Hannafin, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic Director and Founder, Women's Sports Medicine Center, Hospital for Special Surgery

"Playing Like a Girl conveys the joy and fierce competition experienced by women's teams and explores the consequences of the explosion of female participation in sports, such as the effects on women in the workplace, the long-term effects of Title IX, and the phenomenon of men coaching women.

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More and more women and girls are discovering the joy and relishing the fierce competition of team sports. Their increasing participation in sports is influencing all aspects of women's-and men's-lives. Playing Like a Girl explores the ramifications of this sports revolution, such as the change in male-female relationships, the impact on women in the workplace, the long-term effects of Title IX, and the phenomenon of men coaching women. These ideas are explored through stories of women from grandmothers playing basketball in the Senior Olympics, to working women who get up before dawn to row on the Potomac River.… (more)

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