Mom still cringes when she remembers getting the phone call about my trip to the emergency room, the surgery the next day to repair my broken ankle, and the eight weeks of recovery that followed.
Derby culture is more than just what fans see on the track.
It's about friendships and sisterhood, and women helping women.
There is method to the madness.
Learning and understanding roller derby can be … confusing.
Short story: There are 10 women total on the track at the time, five from each team.
"News" comes from anywhere and everywhere these days.
Maybe a better word for it is information.
Early today, several of my friends changed their profile pictures on Facebook to a red background with a pink equal sign, and my curiosity piqued. Perhaps you saw it, too.
It's a horrific story, the rape of a 16-year-old girl as she was paraded from party to party by Steubenville football players last year.
For today, a sampling of news from my favorite feminist websites: Sarah Palin, class rage, cannibal cop, and Hooters, not necessarily in that order.
Headline: Hooter's embarrassing plan to appeal to the ladies is sort of working
(Insert eye roll here).
Significant news on the campaign for gay rights this week.
Broken bones, bruises and bloody noses.
"Bones" featured an episode earlier this month, called "The Doll in the Derby."
You can find it on Hulu.
Most stories you'll read about roller derby will be about "normal woman by day" and "alter ego by night."
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