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Al Naher, Somar

Redakteurin bei Aftonbladet

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Aftonbladet - Sweden | 21/07/2014

Girls must be allowed to play football like boys

At a beach football tournament in the Swedish city of Ahus last week, two girls were required to prove that they were female. Their opponents argued that they must be boys because they had short hair and played so well. That's an outrage, the left-liberal daily Aftonbladet believes, citing an American gender theorist: "Iris Marion Young wrote that girls are taught from day one that their bodies are more fragile than boys' bodies, and that they have to be careful. The result is that girls are more restrained when they play sports. ... When young women hear the whole time that they're not as strong as young men, they hardly dare to challenge themselves at all. The two 11-year-old girls have defied this old-fashioned view of young women's strength and abilities."

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