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It sounds like you guys are used to being misunderstood. But the conversation you've started here leads me to ask some questions.
If it's not about violence, why the war paint? (We have a video of a commercial for the derby ... which puts an emphasis on falls: http://www.metropulse.com/videos/deta...)
If it's not using sex, why the panty/fishnet ensembles?
If it's *nothing* to do with feminism, where are there men on the rink?
I'm not saying the derby *is* all of these things, but it's easy to perceive those associations. Please educate me on how it's not any of those things.
And in defense of journalism (which, in my experience, can be a widely misunderstood field itself), I don't see anywhere in Charles' write-up (which accompanied the photo-essay package in print), that he disrespects the hard work that goes into making the derby matches happen.
I posted this just as a reader, by the way. So if you've got anything to say about it, direct it to me, and not MP.
Thanks for taking the time to read,Lindsay
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