“The court, which is mostly male, decides on my body,” Rapinoe says.
Role models like Megan Rapinoe are barometers of moods in society. They fought for rights and worried when a woman could no longer decide for herself whether she wanted an abortion.
“My body, my choice” written on signs of women protesting after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade leans. The Supreme Court ruling deprives women of the opportunity to make decisions about their bodies. Better to say something about this than players who train their bodies every day and have to decide over and over again: What do I expect from him?
Soon after the decision, the voices of political athletes rose – again. Megan Rapinoe, Football: “The court, which is mostly male, decides my body and the bodies of other women.” Coco Gough, TENNIS: “The sad part is that this is not going to stop abortions . . . it will only lead to an increase in illegal and unsafe abortions.” Lexi Brown, basketball: “So much is happening in this country. And that’s what you want to focus on?” The three examples of women using their strengths as athletes to get to what this debate is really about: other women. who use their reach to communicate with target groups of young people about topics of interest to them.
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