Live Poll: 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


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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/l444PFvImIQ/
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Jesminder
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I would pick Elsa Pataky 
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Mary Kom
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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

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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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Agree to disagree.
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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...
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