Author Archive for: ‘Katharina Bonzel’

A League of Their Own: The Impossibility of the Female Sports Hero

“Every girl in this league is going to be a lady.” (Ira Lowenstein [David Strathairn] commenting on the female athletes in A League of their Own [USA 1992]) This line from the 1992 film A League of Their Own, which depicts the inaugural season of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) in 1940s USA, points to one of the …

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