Playing Like A Girl at the Olympics

Did you tune in for the Olympics?   In our house we’re sad they are over.  It was really exciting to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics with my tween daughter.  What a great year for women and girls from volleyball, to boxing, swimming, track, fencing, shooting, gymnastics and more.

And while social media was buzzing with comments about what the female competitors were wearing and what sports commentators were saying about women, that was different and not always equal to what is said to their male counterparts. It didn’t take away from the fact that strong, accomplished women were everywhere.

There are good things that come from these discussions like this comment from an NBC announcer “People say she swims like a man…No, She swims like Katie Ledecky.”   This comment gets us one step closer to treating individuals as just that, individuals.


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