Monday, March 20, 2006

Sports as the beginning of change


It certainly will not get your heart racing like the infamous photos of the summer-olympic American women's sand volleyball team of Misty May and Kerri Walsh (no link provided--not hard to find if you are inclined), but if you like seeing women diving for a save or going up for a spike wearing a form-fitting tent--and thereby sticking it to the man--then your soul will be warmed by the new "sports hajib" being provided to Somalian refugees. This is like watching a culture change before your eyes, seeing what is normally an evolutionary process occur under time-lapse photography. Lots of girls in America get their first taste of mojo in life from sports. I hope volleyball makes a bigger impact in the developing world's dreadful inequalities than our biggest bombs.

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