What’s Current: NFL player, Jameis Winston, says girls should be ‘silent’ and ‘polite’

During a speech at a St. Petersburg, FL elementary school, NFL quarterback Jameis Winston, told the girls to “sit down,” while he explained that boys are supposed to be “strong,” but that girls are to be “silent, polite, gentle.” Winston’s comments felt especially troubling considering that he was accused of sexual assault five years ago.

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In her new book, The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture, Bonnie Morris writes:

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Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.