Gender Role With the Punches

“Physical ruin is part of this job description, and for the remaining weekend after Lit Up, Tracy Williams’ open palm strike — the evidence of a man physically beating up a woman while an accepting crowd looked on — will burn a deep crimson on Kimber Lee’s back. Depending on your vantage point, that handprint is either a token of honor and, perhaps, progress — or a radioactive badge of shame, nothing but spectacle masked as progress.” ESPN’s Hallie Grossman on the Equal Fights Movement. (Or what we learn from attending an intergender big time wrestling match…)

+ Eater: The End of ‘Ladies First’ Restaurant Service.

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