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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Another Venus moment


  Watching a video of the reaction that Naomi Osaka had to defeating Coco Gauff at the US Open Tennis Championship,  I couldn't help thinking that we would never see the same thing in a men's match.  I can't imagine a Jimmy Conners or a John MacEnroe ever showing empathy for a defeated opponent.  Somehow women bring civility to sports (and life in general) that men tend to lose in our competitiveness and desire to "destroy our opponent."  Our insecurity with our "maleness" many times makes we men out to be fools.   We only have to look at the White House and Congress to see that overcompensation to our insecurity that leads one man, in particular, to have to boast of his hand size. Really have we lowered our gender to that level??

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