AFLW: Why Women’s Football Is Important For My Son

This article was written for Kidspot. To read it, click here.

  

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  1. I haven’t commented on any of your posts before, but I’ve been following you for a while and honestly agree with everything you have to say. I’m 19, so I’m not a wife or a mother, but I do get great joy out of seeing your posts about your kids and am amazed at the insight you give about parenting on your blog posts. This post in particular, resonates with me. I have been an avid AFL supporter my entire life and have always loved the idea of a Women’s league, even though I don’t play myself. As a female, I’ve been degraded even as a supporter. I’ve been told I ‘don’t know anything about football’ just because I’m female, despite having watched it intently my entire life. As far as the women’s comp goes, it has become so quickly so much more than ‘just a league of sport,’ for all the reasons you’ve listed above, and will benefit the lives of so many Australians.

    Also, I just want to say how much you inspire me to be proud to be a feminist. Especially at my age, it is frowned upon to even mention the word ‘feminism’ let alone you say you identify as one. After reading your blog posts and seeing your instagram posts, I’ve realised that feminism is so crucial, and it’s important that we be proud of the movement and embody what it is truly about.

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