Archive for July 22nd, 2011

July 22, 2011

She’s so fine: sports and sexism

by Cristopher Rubio

Where were you on July 10 when the U.S. came back from a 2-1 deficit in extra time to tie Brazil in the Women’s World Cup Quarterfinal? Just when all hope (no pun intended) seemed lost (in the 120+ minute nonetheless), Megan Rapinoe sent the cross of her life just over the outstretched hands of Brazilian goalkeeper Andreia. The ball met the head of Abby Wambach, for what had to be to be one of the ten most memorable goals I have ever seen in fútbol  (Most memorable? This goal).  Twitter and Facebook (and Google +…nah, too soon?) were quickly inundated with tweeps and peeps commenting about the incredible US victory after penalty kicks.

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July 22, 2011

Be naked

By Iemi Hernandez-Kim

One meal per day for three weeks.
Plastic bag underneath your clothes when you jog.
Don’t drink anything the day prior of.
Don’t eat anything the day of.

The commandments for a bikini ready day were a must in high school. I wanted to have a skinny stomach while still keeping some butt and boobs. Walk on the boardwalk with a pseudo swag I thought was sexy. Share looks to flirtatious boys and glares to competing girls. I was vicious to fit and look perfect in a bikini. I was also really hungry and weak. But all of that was okay. As long as I was thin.

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July 22, 2011

An open letter to Mets RF Carlos Beltran

by Ulises Silva

Dear Carlos Beltran,

I hope you enjoyed the All-Star game, and that your celebrity status insulated you from the realities facing certain parts of the population. I hope you and your fellow Latino All-Stars felt good about inspiring Latinos by hitting a ball instead of by, say, taking a desperately needed stand against Arizona’s reckless assault on all that is constitutional.

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