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feminism and social justice, according to Hilary

Tuesday, 17 April 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

I found Hilary’s comments concerning the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Team important as I consider and critique the present day social construction of gender–and the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexualities.

 

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When our children are young, we teach them to dream big and reach for the stars, and that if they work hard enough they can accomplish anything.

This year the Rutgers women’s basketball team defied the odds and lived up to their dreams, providing inspiration to every little boy and girl beginning to pick up a ball or open a book. These remarkable young women reached the pinnacle of success and won the hearts of basketball fans everywhere with their grace, skill, and poise. They are role models deserving our praise — and our support.

Don Imus’s comments about them were nothing more than small-minded bigotry and coarse sexism. They showed a disregard for basic decency and were disrespectful and degrading to African Americans and women everywhere.

Please join me in sending the young women of Rutgers a message of respect and support. Show them that we are proud to stand with them and for them.

hillary

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