Today’s posting is siting a Link that I received from Chris, the Radical Feminist. I always appreciate when she send me something showing either the Empowerment of Girls and Women, or the Feminization of men and boys. Today’s posting really shows just how Strong and competitive some Girls are becoming!
No, they’re not boys. But Madison soccer team endures criticism because players have short hair
Maddie Koss, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 5:28 p.m. CT Aug. 5, 2017 | Updated 3:38 p.m. CT Dec. 27, 201
SportsPulse: Players on a U-11 girl’s soccer team faced criticism for having girls with short hair on their team. Their response on and off the field has been flawless. USA TODAY Sports
(Photo: Courtesy of Kenneth LaBarre)
When Mira Wilde was 8 years old, she wanted to cut her hair like one of her idols, Ellen DeGeneres. So she did.
Fast forward two years, Mira, now 10, still has short hair — though now she’s mimicking a new idol, Abby Wambach, the 2015 World Cup soccer champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist.
About a year and a half ago, Stella Blau cut her hair short, too. Stella, now 11, also wanted to look like Wambach, as well as another idol, U.S. women’s national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe.
Adah Lacocque, now 10, was only four when she cut hers, mostly because she didn’t want to get yogurt in it or deal with the tangles. Now, it’s part of her identity.
All three play soccer on a Madison girls U-11 club team, the 56ers. What has taken the girls, their parents, even their coach by surprise is the impact of that style choice.
They’ve been ridiculed by opposing parents, coaches, even referees, all of whom refused to accept that they were not boys. At tournaments, they have been asked to prove their gender, and were told they didn’t deserve medals.
But instead of giving in and growing their hair out, the girls, with the help of their parents, coach and soccer club, are sticking with each other — and with their look. After a summer hiatus, they’re preparing for a new season beginning in September.
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Molly Duffy, coach of the team the last two years, remembers holding a meeting at which parents voiced concern about people commenting on their short-haired daughters. She took it with a grain of salt.
“I thought this honestly can’t really happen,” Duffy said. “I didn’t take their warning as serious as I probably should have.”
Stella Blau has a corner kick for the Madison 56ers. (Photo: Courtesy of Heather McKay)
One opposing parent went up to some of the girls and asked their names.
“My daughter responded with ‘Stella’ and the parent didn’t believe her,” said Tom Blau. “My daughter came back to my wife and just cried.”
Blau said it’s not uncommon for opposing coaches and parents to scold them for having boys on the team. They tell the girls the only reason they win is by cheating.
“People have said they’re afraid their daughter is going to get hurt playing against boys,” Blau said. “(Our girls) are just physical and are playing the sport the way it’s supposed to be played. When we tell a parent on the other team that they’re girls they just say, ‘Yeah right.'”
Once, the team went up to receive medals at a tournament, but didn’t get the congratulations that they thought they deserved. A referee told the girls they didn’t deserve to get medals because they played with boys on the team.
“They say, ‘They’re too good. They move like boys,'” Julie Minikel-Lacocque, Adah’s mom said. “All these players have experienced the same discrimination, and I really would call it that. From teams demanding passports and accusations of cheating. It’s incredibly damaging to the girls.”
Madison 56ers coach, Molly Duffy, talking to her team. (Photo: Courtesy of Heather McKay)
Duffy said that before a player can be put on a roster or participate in a tournament, the parent needs to turn in a birth certificate to verify not only their age, but also their gender.
Yet at a tournament in the fall season, an opposing coach came up to Duffy and said it looked like she had boys playing for her team. Duffy provided the other coach with the playing cards of the girls, but after that incident, Duffy went to the parents and asked how they wanted her to handle the situation going forward.
Ever since then, she and the parents have made it part of their protocol to go up to parents, coaches and referees before every game to let them know that the team is made up of all girls.
Now, if the girls hear complaints, Duffy said, they often just shrug it off.
“For the lack of better words, my girls are bad ass,” Duffy said. “They’re faced with this kind of situation and they take on the attitude of: ‘You know what, we got this.’ They are confident in what they do.”
Mira Wilde running during a Madison 56ers soccer game. (Photo: Courtesy of Heather McKay)
In June, the 56ers were touched by the story of a Nebraska girl whose youth soccer team claimed it was disqualified from a tournament because organizers thought she was a boy. The girl, Mili Hernandez, just wanted to have short hair like Wambach.
The incident caught national media attention, including Wambach’s and former USWNT soccer star Mia Hamm’s, who both spoke out publicly on the matter.
The 56ers sent letters to Hernandez with “be you” written all over.
“The girls all wrote letters with underlying tones of just be you,” Duffy said. “They let her know they had her back and said ‘Hey, you be you. We support you from Wisconsin.”
The team took it one step further and created “Sixer Strong” T- shirts to remind everyone that “power doesn’t come from a haircut, but from a passion for the game as well as the freedom to be who you are.” The front of the shirts says “Try and keep up,” with a reference to the Title IX ban on discrimination.
Adah Lacocque (second from left) and Stella Blau (second from right), with their parents and two older siblings, show off their Sixer Strong T-shirts. (Photo: Courtesy of Dawn Blau)
Other coaches heard about the shirts and wanted them for their teams. Eventually, about 700 were ordered across the different teams under the 56ers umbrella.
“I hope at the very least it makes people pause and think, ‘Hmm, maybe I should reflect on my bias views. Maybe I should think about what I just said or what I just did,'” Minikel-Lacocque said. “‘Or even better, ‘Maybe I should pause and not even go over there and say something.'”
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So Delightful seeing these Girls achieve at such a high level!
And now for the boys!!!
And while Girls are achieving, here is a letter from the 80’s about a Family and the encouragement of Male Feminization:
A Letter from the November 1983 Edition of Nugget
Feb 21, 2003
Even though this letter was unsigned, if it is true, wouldn’t it be
a more “Peaceful” world if there were families and friends like this?
Entitled – “All In The Family” – Dear Nugget, I’ve read some
letters in Nugget about lesbian mothers who’ve feminized their sons,
and feel inclined to let your readers know a similar story. I’m a
transvestite, age 35, and am married to a wonderful woman who
accepts and actively participates in my crossdressing. Amy and I
have always wondered how our son, Doug, would deal with
transvestism. He really never seemed to have a problem with it and
actually became quite used to seeing other TVs at our house during
TV “sorority” meetings.
Doug had recently turned 14, and along with all the usual questions
about puberty, he asked about TVs. I explained that crossdressing
was something that gave his mother and I a great deal of pleasure
and that I liked wearing women’s clothes. He asked me how I got
started as a TV and I told him of a teenage boy like himself who
experimented with his sister’s bras and panties…that teenager was
me. After we talked awhile, it seemed that the subject was closed.
Little did we know that a few days later Doug asked us if he could
try dressing as a girl. Needless to say, I was delighted.
The next day, while Doug was in school, Amy and I went shopping
for Doug’s feminine wardrobe. Amy bought some dresses and skirts
for Doug. Since I’ve got a bit of an underwear fetish, Amy said
that I could buy his bras and panties. I imagined that I was a
teenager again, and bought some beautiful bras and panties for him.
I topped it all off with a pair of A-cup falsies.
When Doug got home from school, he found a stack of gift wrapped
presents stacked on his bed. Amy told him to take a nice warm
bubble bath and helped him to shave the disgusting hair off of his
legs, chest and underarms. There wasn’t much of it, but when she
was finished with him, he was as smooth as any pubescent teenage
girl. He walked into his bedroom with a towel wrapped around him
high to cover his breasts. I stood there awaiting him, dressed in
bra, bikini panties, garterbelt, and nylons. He ran up to me and
kissed me and said, “I do want to be a girl, please make me your
daughter.” I handed him a pair of bikini panties that were pink
with a print of “Strawberry Shortcake” on them and a bow above
his “pussy”. He slipped them on and did something surprising, he
slipped his cock up between his legs so that his crotch looked more
like a girl.
Now, with much ceremony, I said, “I present to my son, the symbol of
his new found femininity, his first bra, and a pair of falsies to
help out Mother Nature”. Again, he surprised me by having no
problem at all putting on his bra. It was a beautiful lacy teenage
bra. The box said that it was designed especially for teenage girls
My wife Amy and I both cried tears of joy as Doug opened up the
boxes of dresses, skirts and blouses, and delighted in all of it.
After he hung up all of his new wardrobe in his closet, he sat on
the end of his bed, still dressed in his bra and panties, and told
us that he had something to show us. He then removed the back of
one of the speakers of his stereo, and revealed a dozen pair of
bikini panties and five teenage bras. My wife and I hugged and
kissed him as he explained that he didn’t know if we would
understand. He had been wearing girl’s underwear every chance that
he got for a couple of months. That explained why he had no trouble
putting on his bra or his panties. Later, he showed us that he was
excellent at putting on his own makeup.
Later that evening we ceromoniously burned all of Doug’s male
underwear. He got a great delight out of dipping his jockstrap in
gasoline and burning it. Never again would he have to wear such
Today Doug wears only girl’s underwear. He always has a bra and
bikini panties on under his boy’s clothes when he goes to school.
He goes out wearing a dress or skirt and gets a special thrill out
of wearing a garterbelt and nylons. At home, he always has on a
dress or skirt, and never wears pants. At night, he looks so pretty
in his baby doll nightie. I guess that when he graduates from junior
high this spring, he’ll be the only boy wearing a bra and panties
under his graduation gown.
Recently my wife Amy decided that it was time that Doug learned
about feminine hygiene. Now every month or so he inserts a tampon
in his anus and wears a panty shield in his panties.
Needless to say, we are one happy family with a lot of love based on
our common femininity. Doug was readily accepted into the
TV “sorority” and the members are more than happy to help him to be
a girl. As a matter of fact, the son of another member has recently
discovered the fun of being a girl, and he and Doug have a great
time doing each other’s nails and going shopping. Doug is a more
peaceful person than if he would have become a macho brute. This is
something more parents should hope for.
And while Girls are achieving on the Sports Fields, it is nice to see what boys are doing in the Dance Studio!!!!
Here is a perfect example of gender role reversal. School switches roles between girls and boys for ballet recital. The girls are clearly in charge and proudly wearing the pants and spinning the boys around. The best part is the boys had to spend months practicing in pretty tutus and tights, each day surrounded by girls wearing pants and taking the lead “boy” role will have a lasting impact on these little princesses.
Who’s in Charge Now???