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Football Won’t Turn Boys Into Men

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In truth, the same sport that’s supposed to help our boys grow up into “real men” is killing them.

Jessica Luther, HuffPost

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08/21/2018 | A few years ago, the head coach at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh, characterized football as the “last bastion of hope for toughness in America in men, in males.” (Rush Limbaugh heartily agreed.) This is an old, gendered idea and one often repeated about football in particular ― that boys need to be tough and football will make them so.

In truth, the same sport that’s supposed to help our boys grow up into “real men” is killing them.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5a5fd9901f00001b00db9451.png?ops=100_100Jessica Luther, Columnist, HuffPost, is a freelance journalist, author of "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football And The Politics Of Rape," and co-host of the feminist sports podcast "Burn It All Down."

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