my past is littered with the bones of men

Posted: August 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

“I bet you can tell I’m a woman,” she said, “and I suspect the rest of the world can, too.”

She said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the N.B.A.; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly men.

She did not flinch. “My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.”

Michele Roberts, the NBA’s new union leader

(via annfriedman)

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