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By Jennifer Fermino. Despite being wildly popular with both sexes, the game is to gay women what stickball is to Brooklyn. The picture of Kagan swinging the bat that sparked the debate was taken 17 years ago, when she was a assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School.
By Post Staff Report. My father is a softball coach, and I began to play the game at an early age — I learned how to throw a soft ball before I could talk. Some say that lesbians and softball go together like peanut butter and jelly.
When it comes to lesbian stereotypes, things can get pretty ridiculous! Take notes, ladies! There could not be a more ridiculous stereotype. A lot of women play softball, and not all of them are lesbians!
There was nothing complicated about that photograph of Elena Kagan, the one that showed her standing at bat on a playground diamond. Her supporters accused conservatives of trying to damage her chances by whispering that she was gay. Adding softball to the conversation only amped up the volume, all those bloggers and television commentators, and the White House was compelled to reiterate that Kagan was heterosexual.
Lardo playing softball. Lardo after practice in softball pants and tank top with her hat on backwards. Good job today baby!
Lauren Lappin reached the pinnacle of the sport that is her lifelong passion in part by adapting herself to any role required of her on the softball field. She found the peace that fueled that success only after accepting the one role she struggled to embrace away from the diamond. Lappin lives a lot of lives in softball.
Like attending a women's college, drinking beer from the bottle, and having sex with other women, softball has long been recognized as a sure sign of homosexuality. When the Wall Street Journal published the front page picture of Elena Kagan about to swing at a softball game during her U Chicago days, the question was not is softball gay? The former was simply assumed, while the latter was coyly batted about; few respectable journalists i. Not that anyone is homophobic, mind you, they just wanted this key issue cleared up, once and for all.
Growing up playing softball, I was forced to encounter various stigmas due to the fact that I was a female athlete. Over the 15 years, I was involved in the sport, I was ridiculed and teased by friends, family, and even strangers,who were convinced I was most likely a lesbian because I was a softball player. It is even joked about through popular film and television shows that any woman who is gay must be a member of the local softball team or at least played a few years in college.