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New Zealand World

Laurel Hubbard is the beginning of the end of women’s sports

22 June 2021

8:33 PM

22 June 2021

8:33 PM

When women’s professional soccer was deemed good enough for our TV screens a couple of years ago, I was watching with a friend and her four-year-old son. He was enthralled by the game, and asked his mother, ‘Are boys allowed to play football as well as girls, mummy?’

This little boy’s comment clearly highlighted the insidious sexism prevalent in all aspects of competitive sport.

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