Suggestion: Girls Kick Butt

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Which fictional female athlete in a film do you pick to be on your team? 

Shania Andrews - Fast Girls 
Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra - Bend It Like Beckham 
Grace Bowen - Gracie 
Sarah Brown - International Velvet 
Velvet Brown - National Velvet 
Chris Cahill - Personal Best 
Casey Carlyle - Ice Princess 
Bliss Cavendar - Whip It 
Anne Marie Chadwick - Blue Crush 
Komal Chautala - Chakde! India 
Sara - Her Best Move 
Maggie Fitzgerald - Million Dollar Baby 
Julie "The Cat" Gaffney - D2: The Mighty Ducks 
Haley Graham - Stick It 
Diana Guzman - Girlfight 
Bethany Hamilton - Soul Surfer 
Dottie Hinson - A League of Their Own 
Mary Kom - Mary Kom 
Madhi - Saala Khadoos 
Han Mi-sook - Forever the Moment 
Maria Morales - Fiesta 
Becky O'Shea - Little Giants 
Patricia 'Pat' Pemberton - Pat and Mike 
Julie Pierce - The Next Karate Kid 
Jasmine - The Longshots 
Jenny Roders - Jenny 
Amanda Whurlitzer - The Bad News Bears 
Alexis Winston - Ice Castles 
Monica Wright - Love & Basketball


List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls025835358/
Poll: TBD
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Jen, Champion

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Jesminder
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I would pick Elsa Pataky 
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Mary Kom
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Jen, Champion

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Changed to an image poll.

Admins, please change the list address above to this one: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025835358

Thanks!
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Jen,

I think a more ordinary sounding title would fit the poll better, something like: Favorite Female Performance as an Athlete, or Best Female Athletes in Movies, etc.

This whole Girls Kick Butt, Women Kick Ass can work for roles as female warriors but even then, I'm not sure why we should insist on that, for me it sounds more like "you know what, girls kick ass, too... just like men!" , it sounds so "needy-to-make-a-point" but if the point was so obvious, one wouldn't need to claim it so loud.

And it doesn't even work because we're talking about sports. Sport isn't about "kicking butt", it's about going the distance, proving your value, beating the odds, fulfilling your dreams, overcoming your limitations etc. "butt-kicking" would be the last thing associated to sports... even for guys, so  associating the expression to women is like providing a specific value of sports for them and not the most rewarding one.

I'm not giving a lecture or something, I just think we should get over that "women/girls kick ass" trend especially in sports since there've been female athletes for more than a century.


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Jen, Champion

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Agree to disagree.
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ElMo

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That's right, just kick my butt :)
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More seriously, I didn't say anything wrong, it's precisely because I already know women can "kick butt" in sports that there's no need to specify it... especially since there's a sort of "warrior" undertones behind that expression and it doesn't fit the nobility of sports. You can disagree of course, Jen, but you could at least tell me why.

I could end up agreeing with you after all, if you just throw a "agree to disagree" at me like this, i'll end up thinking that any disagreement is likely to get the same reactions...

Or maybe I'm just having another of these bad days and I should just agree to agree to disagree... and go to sleep. Tomorrow is another day...