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Athletic Excellence Competes With Raunch Culture at Women's World Cup

Refreshing voice

Thank you, Dave Zirin. Your article is refreshing and spot on. We so rarely hear such talk in the sports realm—much less in a man’s voice. Thank you for supporting womens’ sports while denigrating the sexism that is often close at hand. Yesterday I had go through GoDaddy.com to work out an issue for my website. My stomach turned at the site of a powerful and fearless race car driver who belittled herself into playing the part of a bimbo. She is in a great position to give a strong and positive message, but sadly and predictably (these days) stooped to promulgating the status quo. Your article was a timely read for me!

Sue Kastensen

Westby, WI

Jul 18 2011 - 10:40am