There's been a lot of debate and backlash about Michael Sokolove's New York Times Magazine article on the rash of injuries among young women in sports. What does it mean? Is it all "poor little rich girl" syndrome, or a way to justify the old Bush Administration Commission on Opportunity in Athletics report that said Title IX should be relaxed to allow colleges to survey women about what sports they want to play and allocate money accordingly? Sokolove's response will be printed in this weekend's magazine, and there are some interesting points made about the differences in officiating, the need some young women have to be thin and athletic, and, yes, the pushy-parent syndrome. It stands in rather stark contrast to Timesman John Tierney's blog post in which he suggests us crazy feminists are at fault. Oh, yes, he went there.
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Beatrice Biira, the "Beatrice" of Beatrice's Goat, graduated from Connecticut College last weekend and is headed to the Clinton…
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