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October 6, 2008
The boy’s team was boisterously playing basketball on the high school court. The cheer leaders were practicing cheerleading along the sidelines throwing flirting glances at the athlete of their dreams. The girl’s team was boisterously playing basketball on the shrunken elementary school court. When they played real games, the high school court seemed expansive and very different. Yet, they were champions in the league. The unfortunate disparity in practice space is the result of limited funding, hopefully not sexism. It could have been worked out differently, although it wasn’t. Times are different now thankfully and all people have equal access.