“You’re too pretty to play football.” “Oh, is it for the Lingerie League?” “Why are you playing football? It’s not for girls.” “You mean soccer?” No. American Football. Real tackle football. My name is Nhandi Brown.
I’m a football player. I started playing around 8 years old and I ended up
being the only girl on the football team. I’ve been around the Sharks since I was little too. I was like, “Oh, I have to be a part of this.” I’m just happy to play. That’s my big accomplishment — that I get to be a
woman part of history. I think we love this game so much and we love our teammates so much that we don’t want to let them down. Playing with women means I get to change my perspective on what a woman is or can do. When I look at the news, there are no girls on there in athletics on television. Society tells you, “You’re not supposed to. You’re a girl.” And I think at this point it
is my job as a coach and the job of my football team, the responsibility of us
strong women to empower girls to let them know that they can do anything they want. It’s all of us together. We are one when we’re on the field. We’re one when we’re off the field. We have that bond. Nothing can break that. We are a group of women that
are defying the odds. Take notice of your superheroism inside because it’s there.
All the sudden this cape comes on you. I had no idea who I was till I became
a New York Shark. So all these years, I’m walking through
life playing small for everybody else, then I became a Shark and I was like,
“Well shoot! Where’d this cape come from?” Right? Use your cape. It’s a sport. I am an athlete. If you’re not in sync with yourself, it
tends to throw you off. And then in a game, it throws the other people you’re playing
with off. You have to be in sync with yourself first in order to be in sync with them. I listen to my body talk to me. My teammates would notice that
something was not right with my body. In a second they would know that. Things that we ignore, it can hurt us. I think we ignore those things because
sometimes we feel like it might — it may be nothing. You do not want to get caught out there if you’re not in tune with what’s going on with your body. It’s like you taking care of
yourself, you have to voice something’s wrong. If your body’s telling you something
doesn’t feel right, definitely go and get it checked out. Listen to your body. Protect yourself. Love yourself. What makes a woman fierce? Standing up and speaking her truth.

Society Said Girls Couldn’t Play Football — They Do It Anyway #BeFierceTakeControl
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69 thoughts on “Society Said Girls Couldn’t Play Football — They Do It Anyway #BeFierceTakeControl

  • July 14, 2017 at 3:20 pm
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    Good video

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  • July 16, 2017 at 5:07 am
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    WOW

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  • July 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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    stupid femenists

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  • July 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm
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    That's what I'm talking about! Real motivation right here, you women are strong! Show that shit off!

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  • July 26, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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    Yes let's promote the sport that encourages people to tackle each other and bump heads. I don't even like it when men play football. But that's just my stupid opinion If you wanna play go ahead

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  • July 27, 2017 at 8:10 pm
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    football is my FAV sport and I love it all the boys say I can't play when I ask them so I just cut in when they aren't looking and make a touchdown and then I have to do it all over again the next day,I still have alot to learn bout football but I love it and I won't let the boys get to me and persude my dream to play professional football a mix of girls and boys cause it's fun to play with boys when there not being all prideful and suff

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  • July 27, 2017 at 11:31 pm
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    This is amazing

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  • July 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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    As a woman with Lupus I love this commercial.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 10:12 am
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    football and rugby are genuine mens sports !!! So if a woman wants to play football … do it but know for one fact that no one will care about that as much as for men !! That's how it is !! DON'T Force something if it isn't profitable and desirable!! Let the men play

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  • November 22, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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    Society said nothing about them participating just them playing well

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  • November 30, 2017 at 10:29 pm
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    I'm a girl and I play varsity football on the team I'm the only girl its awesome I wish more girls would play its so inspiring I've had people talking like wow she's a girl and she's playing football and my season just ended last week I'm a wide receiver and I think playing is awesome I hope to inspire girls everywhere to play. Dont listen to what people say you can.

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  • December 13, 2017 at 5:13 am
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    All three people in the crowd and the chants like softball lol

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  • January 22, 2018 at 2:09 am
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    no men want a false rape report filed on them. keep men in nfl and women in wnfl

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  • January 28, 2018 at 5:20 am
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    You will NEVER see women's football rise to the equal of even a Division 3 College Football game. Your not empowering anyone your just making clear the differences and the reasons for them. #linebackergang #realfootballplayer.

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  • April 5, 2018 at 9:21 am
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    Better than powder puff

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  • May 21, 2018 at 1:50 am
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    girls can't play football it's a man's sport and even if you did make a wnfl which will never happen it will not be popular and profitable,wnba is a perfect example unsuccesful league,so stop trying to play football it's a man's sport

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  • May 27, 2018 at 12:51 am
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    I'd love a honest, intelligent conversation about whether or not this is a good idea.

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  • May 29, 2018 at 1:43 am
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    Dislike 👎🏾

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  • June 11, 2018 at 11:57 pm
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    I’m a guy myself and I see that it’s a great idea letting females play, it’s about time they play actual football.😊

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  • June 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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    I would dominate in that league. I would rush for 10,000 yards and 200 touchdowns.

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  • June 21, 2018 at 10:15 pm
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    there not girls there men

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  • August 4, 2018 at 7:28 am
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    I also play football on a all boys football team and I love this

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  • August 6, 2018 at 11:38 pm
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    if they had girls playing younger id say yeah but these women arnt up to par to play on mens leagues they are slow and unathletic no offense. wont deliver. not against women I just want to see women that are good this is why MMA has the only popular female catagory because the women are athletes that can deliver

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  • August 22, 2018 at 3:53 am
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    It’s not really a girls thing but hey I don’t really care

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  • August 26, 2018 at 4:51 am
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    Dayum I felt this

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  • September 3, 2018 at 7:05 am
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    No more girls in football it is MAN sport

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  • September 16, 2018 at 9:13 pm
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    this video wants me to play football

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  • September 24, 2018 at 9:41 pm
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    I’m terrible at throwing and catching, but that’s not because I’m not strong. I can do a 150 push ups. I hate gender stereotypes, I hope to inspire the world that girls can be strong

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  • September 26, 2018 at 4:38 pm
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    Nobody wants to see women trucking each other over. It’s a man sport let the men be men damn. It’s like a dog seeing a fish swimming for hours & saying if he can do it I can do it too & end up drowning like a dumbass

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  • September 28, 2018 at 2:32 am
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    The other girls wearing bikinis suck. These are better.

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  • September 29, 2018 at 8:04 pm
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    Im a girl and i love football i wish i can try out but they said only for boyss😥😥

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  • October 10, 2018 at 1:09 am
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    I asked to play football and I was told no bc I’m a girl i said if boys can do cheering and gymnastics y cant a girl play football 🏈????

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  • October 19, 2018 at 10:49 pm
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    my dream is to play on a national football team and I'm only 11 I want to learn everything about it and I respect girls playing football just Cuz I'm a girl doesn't mean I can't pursue my dream of football:❩

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  • October 19, 2018 at 10:55 pm
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    I'm the only girl quarter back in my school

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  • October 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm
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    and today I got a touch down I'm glad to be the only girl qb

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  • October 20, 2018 at 8:51 pm
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    If girls and boys play football the girl will accuse them of rape this is why we can't have girl teams

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  • October 30, 2018 at 11:44 pm
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    My dad says I cant play football becase I am a girl in middle school and that the boys will take me down WELL THIS 6th GRADER GOANA STAND HER GROUND.

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  • November 1, 2018 at 2:19 pm
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    damn right girls can play football i would love to play football

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  • November 12, 2018 at 8:13 pm
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    Id love to see ANY chic go straight up with JJ Watt lol

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  • November 20, 2018 at 2:03 am
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    There is so much sexism in these comments. It’s depressing

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  • November 28, 2018 at 1:36 am
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    I play football and I'm a girl

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  • December 2, 2018 at 4:34 am
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    I’m a soccer player and I started playing soccer when I was 7 in elementary. I was the only girl not afraid to play,I was always chosen last and never wanted in their team..Being a girl doesn’t mean you are weak! I was told to stop playing soccer because I am a girl and I was called names by my team and opponent teams. Well,I don’t care about what boys or other girls tell me because I am strong in my own way and I will never give up on doing what I enjoy,people need to accept the fact that girls can play too!

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  • December 6, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    What a joke! Women can play any sport – BUT they CANNOT survive in a actual game with MEN!!! They do NOT have the speed, size or physicality to play against men

    Even these ADULT women would get taken to task by a decent boys varsity HS football team!( a 17 yr old 5'11 , 200 lb " boy" would run over these women!) A male Jr College team with crush them and even the lamest D2 team would send most of them to the hospital before the end of the 1st half

    And the slam at " Legends" Football?? Those are WOMEN who HIT hard and play FOOTBALL- sadly they do have a " skin" gimic but the reality is they play a fast, hard hitting uptempo form of the game that does suit certain characteristics that are part compatibility and part show man ship( bet most legends players are faster than this full pad tackle womans squad!)

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  • December 21, 2018 at 3:09 am
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    I’m a young girl and I kinda want to try football but I didn’t know if girls could this gave me hope 😊

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  • December 28, 2018 at 2:41 am
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    No one ever said women can’t play football. People say women can’t play football with MEN. Hella body bags on the field if women played at a high level with men. It’s not even fair lmao

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  • December 31, 2018 at 3:40 am
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    Guys only watch this just because women look good NOT because they are good.

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  • January 13, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    I hate society;-; they restrict wemen and girls alot which is unfair also I used to play football well kinda now

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  • January 22, 2019 at 7:51 am
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    Women can play sports, but they should NEVER play football, especially with the men!

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  • January 30, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    Terrible body coordination

    No power

    No speed

    No guts

    No dedication.

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  • February 9, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    It’s lose lose. If you beat them, you should go easy on them. If they beat you, you got beat by a girl.

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  • February 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    When ppl say woman can’t play football, do they mean professionally or just in general? I think they just mean professionally, (at least that’s what I say). They CAN “play football”, like the game. It’s fun. But if they’re wondering why they’re not on tv and not popular, it’s bec it’s not entertaining to watch and they’d never be physically able to play in the men’s NFL.

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  • February 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    Finally😀😀👏👏👏

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  • February 25, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    I’m ok with girls playing football but not with boys

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  • February 26, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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    Nobodies gonna watch it.. nobody watches WNBA…

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  • February 27, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    This video is inspiring bc I'm trying out for da football team for the first time😬 I'm nervous but I ain't quiting💯😍

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  • February 27, 2019 at 6:23 am
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    of course they want to play with boys but not men cus oh yeah they would be destroyed

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  • March 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Its all fun and games until brain damage further down the road sets in…. now womens Rugby, thats a fucking sport. Rugby is all the brawl without the side effects of brain damage😂

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  • March 24, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    This is really inspiraring, you make want to chase my dream of becoming a basketball player

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  • March 31, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    I petitioned the boys at school to let me play football and now they ask me to play

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  • April 27, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    We definitely shouldn't intermix genders when it comes to playing tackle football. Females may feel empowered by playing that sport with males. But that stops quickly when an athletic 5'6" 130 lb girl is crushed or possibly killed by an athletic 6'4" 230 lb guy. Let girls play golf, tennis or softball with boys. That way win or lose, they live another day.

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  • April 30, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    Nobody:

    Literally Nobody:

    Women: always trying to be like men even though they will never amount to anything

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  • May 9, 2019 at 9:10 am
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    There isn’t a woman on the planet that could play on a D3 school, or even a halfway decent high school. Men and women are different biologically. When you find me a woman who is over 6 feet tall, can bench 300 pounds AND run a 40 in under 4.6 seconds, then we will talk. Until then, women have no place on the football field after pop-warner other than in a women’s league or as cheerleaders or broadcasters.

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  • May 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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    What ever it takes for attention. 🤪🤪

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    Oh dear God go back to the kitchen

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  • June 6, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    I only watch women football because then I can look at sexy ass women, and laugh at stupid women who can’t play football

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  • June 30, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    Girls can play anything darm it

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  • July 20, 2019 at 1:48 am
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    They wouldn’t last a down in the nfl

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  • July 24, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    I think girls should have there own league because some boys do not want to hit a girl and that’s the issue that I am facing in my 8th grade of school

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  • August 7, 2019 at 2:58 pm
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    All girls just have to top men. Can men have one thing to do by their selves because ,hockey,boy Scouts,and more are gone. The girls are awesome at is ,softball, basketball,soccer,and more. Girls can do the things boys can do to a point. Boys can do what girls can do to a point. Girl Scouts and boy Scouts should be separated so everyone can have something to be proud of cause of what they have.👍

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