“Why do more women not report?” people wonder, as they hear statistics about sexual assault survivors who decide not to report, as if it is as easy as asking for extra pickles on your sandwich.
Happy Birthday Wilma Rudolph!
On June 23, 1940 an Olympic star was born. The journey to get this title was a difficult one. Rudolph was born premature, with numerous health problems. After developing pneumonia and polio many figured she would be disabled for her whole life. Because of leg problems she had to wear a brace on her left leg for years. Speaking of her childhood Rudolph stated:
My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.
There has been a story circulating the Internet about an amazing twelve-year-old girl who penned an open letter to Dick’s Sporting Goods about their latest magazine. As she was flipping through the magazine she noticed that there were NO girl models. A young basketball player herself she felt that this was not fair. She wanted to see herself reflected in their catalogue. Who can blame her?
If you are like me you have been closely following the World Cup this year. It never ceases to amaze me the athleticism of soccer players. I played soccer on a small co-ed community team until I was 15 and just that used to exhaust me. I can not imagine playing in a World Cup game without at least a nap at half-time or something. But apparently not everybody who watches soccer has these same thoughts.