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Rule 5 Sunday: Baba Fumika

Posted on | July 14, 2019 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Thanks to the Daley Gator for tweeting about this young Japanese actress this past Thursday! If you’re a fan of the Kamen Rider movies & TV shows, she made her TV debut as the enemy Medic in Kamen Rider Drive, and since then has appeared in two movies in the franchise. Her skills, according to Wikipedia, are ballet and juggling, which seems appropriate for an actress in that kind of show. Here she is on the beach with the wind in her hair.

Blue skies, blue seas, and a nice white bikini.

Ninety Miles From Tyranny opens with Hot Pick Of The Late Night,The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #678, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns. At Animal Magnetism, it’s Rule Five Good Times Friday and a strawberry-blonde Saturday Gingermageddon. Bacon Time helps out with Car Washing Rule 5.

This week EBL brings us Cara Buono (from Stranger Things), National Fried Chicken Day, Who’s The SDNY Really Going After?, Cow Appreciation Day, Martine McCutcheon, Popcorn, Ghislaine Maxwell, Kate’s Kelowna Dress, Simona Halep, and Kelly Rohrbach.

A View From The Beach serves up a variety as always: Strange Angel of Dark Pride and Zombies – Bella HeathcoateNobody Knows The Trouble They See . . .Another Fish Pic FridaySome DIY Russiagate While I FishSave a Sea Turtle, Kill a PersonAnother Reason I Didn’t Give Up Entirely on the Women’s Soccer TeamWill Snakeheads Kill the Bay After All?Let’s Kick this Ball Around a LittleThe Trials and Tribulations of Being Fabulously Wealthy and FamousI Just Hate it When That Happens and Another Great Moment in Climate Hypocrisy.

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe is Rachel Sterling, and his Vintage babe is the incomparable Diana Rigg. At Dustbury, early celebration of Bastille Day with Garcelle Beauvais and Thylane Blondeau.

Thanks to everyone for the luscious linkagery!
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Aziz Ansari ‘More Thoughtful’ Now (But It’s Still Not Safe to Date Abby Nierman)

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Aziz Ansari (left) and his accuser Abby Nierman (right).

In January 2018, after an account of a young woman’s bad date with comedian Aziz Ansari went viral, I immediately recognized that “Grace” (as the article called her) did not deserve anonymity. She was not the victim of a crime, and if Ansari’s treatment of her was crude and clumsy, this was unfortunate, but why publicly humiliate him and ruin his career by wrongly smearing him as a Harvey Weinstein-type #MeToo predator?

My post identifying “Grace” as Illinois native Abby Nierman didn’t exactly go viral, although it did attract about 10,000 clicks in the first two months after it was published, then declined until last week, when there was an unexplained spike in traffic to the post. What happened?

Aziz Ansari recently released a special on Netflix, in which he discusses the aftermath of his date from Hell:

Aziz Ansari wastes no time on his new Netflix special talking about the sexual misconduct allegation leveled against him during the height of the #MeToo movement.
Dropping [July 9], the special is titled Aziz Ansari Right Now and runs a little longer than an hour. . . .
The actor and comedian greets the large crowd of adoring fans before getting serious.
“You know, I haven’t said much about that whole thing, but I’ve talked about it on this tour, ’cause you’re here and it means a lot to me,” Ansari said. “I’m sure there are some of you that are curious how I feel about that whole situation.” . . .
“There’s times I felt scared, there’s times I felt humiliated, there’s times I felt embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible that this person felt this way,” he said. “After a year or so, I just hope it was a step forward. It moved things forward for me, made me think about a lot. I hope I’ve become a better person.”
His situation led to some serious talks with his friends, he explained.
“I always think about a conversation I had with one of my friends where he was like, ‘You know what, man? That whole thing made me think about every date I’ve ever been on.’ And I thought, wow! That’s pretty incredible. If this made not just me but other people be more thoughtful, then that’s a good thing, and that’s how I feel about it,” he said.

Yeah, OK, but what about Abby Nierman?

Her as-told-to account at the now-defunct site Babe-dot-net disturbed me when I read it, because Ansari was guilty mainly of bad technique. Abby Nierman was evidently willing to have sex with him, after he’d taken her out to dinner at a quaint riverfront restaurant, and they might have become a serious couple if Ansari’s technique hadn’t been so clumsy. It’s not just that he “moved too fast,” but that he moved all wrong.

How is it that a popular TV star in his 30s can’t do better than lunging and groping? His clumsiness, as described in the article, bothered me.

There seems to have been some kind of communication breakdown, not just between Aziz Ansari and his date, but between men and women generally in the area of sexual etiquette. Up until the point that they returned from dinner to Ansari’s apartment, everything seems to have been going smoothly, and when it started going bad — well, why was she unable to communicate to him that what he was doing wasn’t what turned her on? Or why did Ansari fail to pick up on the clues that his technique wasn’t working? She liked him, and had hoped this date might lead to something serious, so why did she manage their encounter so badly and then blame him, publicly humiliating Ansari in an article that sought to put him in the same category as known rapists?

While this caused Ansari’s friend to say it “made me think about every date I’ve ever been on,” it made me think of something “Red Pill” philosopher Rollo Tomassi has said, namely that women expect guys to “just get it.” Women believe men should automatically do the right thing, in terms of relationships. Men are expected to be clairvoyant, to know what a woman wants without her having to say anything.

When the Aziz Ansari story first went viral, one blogger commented:

The mainstream coverage . . . shows that leaving a woman unsatisfied is non-consensual now. Preventing rape isn’t enough. Women can’t merely want sex, they must enjoy it after the fact.

Indeed, and it was this story — even more than the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, perhaps — that convinced a lot of people that the #MeToo crusade had turned into a hysterical witch-hunt. Everyone agreed that Aziz Ansari’s behavior as described in the article was . . . less than ideal, to put it as politely as possible, but it was not criminal or predatory. By every indication, Abby Nierman was willing to have sex with Ansari, but his clumsy technique was a turn-off, and he did not “just get it.”

The title of my January 2018 post was “Guys: Don’t Date Abby Nierman,” and that still holds true. A woman who would trash a guy’s reputation the way she trashed Aziz Ansari is not a good woman. Unless and until guys are willing to show some solidarity by collectively avoiding women who act the way Abby Nierman did, the dating world will continue to be a dangerous nightmare. Be careful out there, guys.



 

Tacoma Antifa Terrorist’s Manifesto Blames ‘Rich Guys’ for ‘Evil … Concentration Camps’

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In a three-page “manifesto” addressed to his Antifa “comrades,” Tacoma terrorist Willem van Spronsen blamed “rich guys,” including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, for the “evil” of a system symbolized by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility he attacked.

Van Spronsen, 69, was shot dead Saturday by police in Tacoma, Washington, after he used molotov cocktails to attack the ICE facility he describes in his manifesto as a “concentration camp.” Van Spronsen was armed with an AR-15 rifle and in his manifesto urged fellow Antifa radicals to arm themselves for “revolution” against “fascism ascendant.”

In his manifesto, Van Spronsen begins by declaring “it’s time to take action against the forces of evil,” and cites such influences as anarchist Emma Goldman and Communist historian Howard Zinn. He claims that fascism benefits “rich guys” — naming Bezos, Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, Betsy de Vos, George Soros and Donald Trump as examples — who support governments that “make the rules that make rich guys richer.

Meanwhile, journalist Andy Ngo posted video showing Van Spronsen in a crowd of armed Antifa radicals at a December 2018 protest in Seattle.

FULL TEXT OF WILLEM VAN SPRONSEN’S MANIFESTO

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Antifa Terrorist Shot Dead After Firebomb Attack on ICE Facility in Tacoma

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William van Spronsen, a 69-year-old Antifa radical who was arrested for assaulting a police officer at a protest last year, was shot dead Saturday after he attacked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Tacoma, Washington, with molotov cocktails. New York Times:

The police fatally shot a man who was attacking an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday morning, the authorities said.
The man, who was armed with a rifle, was throwing unspecified “incendiary devices” at the Northwest Detention Center, according to a police statement. The man, identified by officials on Saturday afternoon as Willem Van Spronsen, 69, of Vashon Island, Wash., continued throwing lit objects at buildings and cars, the statement said.
“One car was fully engulfed in flames,” said Officer Loretta Cool, a spokeswoman for the Tacoma Police Department. “He was also trying to ignite a big propane tank but he was not successful.”

Seattle Times:

Deb Bartley, a friend of Van Spronsen’s for about 20 years, described him as an anarchist and antifascist, and believes his attack on the detention center intending to provoke a fatal conflict.
“He was ready to end it,” Bartley said. “I think this was a suicide. But then he was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs … I know he went down there knowing he was going to die.”
She and other friends of Van Spronsen got letters in the mail “just saying goodbye.” He also wrote what she referred to as a manifesto, which she declined to discuss in detail but predicted would be taken by authorities.

More at Legal Insurrection. Liberals are celebrating Van Spronsen as a hero and demonizing the ICE facility as a Nazi concentration camp.



 

FMJRA 2.0: Neon Knights

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— compiled by Wombat-socho

Which Gringos Are to Blame for the Ongoing Disaster in Central America?
The Pirate’s Cove
Dustbury
EBL

FMJRA 2.0: Sweet Emotion
A View From The Beach
EBL

Munchausen Mom Wendy Napoles and the ‘Princess by Proxy’ Syndrome
The Political Hat
Iowadawg
EBL

Fertility Clinic Funhouse
A View From The Beach
EBL

Violence Against Women Update
Dark Brightness
EBL

Rule 5 Sunday: Cynthia Kirchner
Animal Magnetism
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
A View From The Beach
EBL
Proof Positive

Anti-American Women Win World Championship of Anti-American Sport
A View From The Beach
Pushing Rubber Downhill
EBL

Tom Steyer: ‘Hey, What This Party Needs Is Its Own Lunatic Billionaire Candidate’
EBL

Have I Ever Mentioned How Much Ace Hates Him Some Never-Trumpers?
EBL

In The Mailbox: 07.08.19
357 Magnum
A View From The Beach
EBL
Proof Positive

MSNBC and CNN Are Trying to Spin the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Against Trump
Bacon Time
A View From The Beach
EBL

‘Canadian Humanitarian,’ IYKWIMAITYD
357 Magnum
EBL

In The Mailbox: 07.09.19
A View From The Beach
EBL
Proof Positive

Nigerian Immigrant Could Face Death Penalty in ‘Sugar Baby’ Murder Case
EBL

In The Mailbox: 07.10.19
EBL
Proof Positive

SJWs Ruin New ‘Terminator’ Sequel
Pushing Rubber Downhill
EBL

History as Heritage and Legacy (and Something I Learned About My Parents)
EBL

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot the Tea Party?
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Tucker Fishes In Barrels With Nukes
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In The Mailbox: 07.11.19
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Proof Positive

The Media Smear Machine (and Why Kamala Harris’s Ancestry Is Relevant)
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Everything Is Now ‘White Supremacist’
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In The Mailbox: 07.12.19
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Proof Positive

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‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ Sparks Outrage in St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Posted on | July 13, 2019 | No Comments

Todd Musick (left) as drag queen ‘Stormy Vain’ (right).

A small town in southern Maryland is in the middle of a controversy after the local library hosted a “Drag Queen Story Hour” featuring a D.C.-area man who apparently operates a gay escort business.

Todd Musick, who uses the stage name “Stormy Vain” for his drag performances, owns “Eroticasy,” based in Temple Hills, Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. According to a shocking report by the parents-rights group Mass Resistance, Musick’s business offers a variety of services, including gay male escorts whose online profiles describe their sexual specialties in graphic detail. Parents in largely rural St. Mary’s County this week demanded that the county commission “do something” after learning that Musick performed, along with Nicholas Hebb (“Angelica Lize”) during a “Drag Queen Story Hour” at the public library in Lexington Park (population 11,626):

On June 23, a “Drag Queen Story Hour” took place at the nearby Lexington Park Public Library, where homosexual men dressed as garish women read LGBT-affirming story books to young children ages 3-8. They also conducted a “drag queen makeup tutorial” for “tweens and teens” – children 9-19 years old. Their stated goal: “To capture their imagination and give kids positive and unabashedly queer, role models.”
The event at the public library was organized by the Southern Maryland Area Secular Humanists, a radical anti-family atheist group that often targets young people with sexuality events, and PFLAG — a national LGBT group targeting youth. The public is repeatedly told that Drag Queens are “role models” for children and have important lessons to teach young people.

Library officials and the event organizers at first refused to identify the “Drag Queen Story Hour” performers, but after a local newspaper named them, Georgia Kijesky, a local mother of four, contacted Mass Resistance researcher Tracy Shannon, who described her discovery:

Stormy Vain runs a sex-oriented business under the banner of Stormy’s Angels of Entertainment and Eroticasy. His more questionable business offerings include: nude maid services, nude maintenance service, nude handymen, nude personal trainers, nude hair styling, strippers for parties and 1-on-1 sessions, male escorts/companions, sex toys, X-rated candies, and “much more” . . .
Clearly, Stormy Vain’s Twitter feed shows that this drag queen business goes beyond promoting strippers, nude handymen, nude maids, and homosexual escorts. Some of his posts imply these people can be paid for sex. Sure enough, if you click into the profiles of the naked homosexual men that he hires out for various services, they are prostitutes. Stormy Vain is essentially a drag madame.

Speaking to a Tuesday meeting of the St. Mary’s County County Commission, Kijesky said: “We elected you . . . to protect our children. Please do something about this immediately. Enough is enough.” Although Maryland is a liberal state, St. Mary’s County is staunchly conservative, giving 58% of its vote to Donald Trump in 2016 and voting by more than a 3-to-1 margin for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in 2018.

Earlier this year, “Drag Queen Story Hour” in Houston, Texas, was discontinued after Tracy Shannon of Mass Resistance revealed that two convicted sex offenders had been involved in the event.

(Hat-tip: Moira Greyland Peat on Facebook.)



 

Death by Tourism

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Exciting tropical adventures:

Miriam Beelte, 26, was found with fatal head wounds [April 7] after she was repeatedly smashed in the face with a rock on Koh Si Chang, The Sun reports.
Miriam, from Hildesheim, Germany, was lying in a pool of her own blood for at least five hours before she was found by a local at 6pm, police said.
Her body was partially covered with leaves and her clothes had been torn, police said.
The lone traveller had been holidaying in the nearby city of Pattatya when she decided to take a boat into the island.
Police said after Miriam rented a motorbike, suspect Ronnakorn Romruen, 24, initiated a conversation and asked her for sex.
After she refused, he followed her and then pinned her down to sexually assault her. . . .
Miriam’s murder is the latest in a series of beach crimes in Thailand.
Following a series of unexplained backpacker deaths, Koh Tao has become known as “death island”.
Last summer, a Brit backpacker was allegedly sexually assaulted on Sairee Beach, and it took officials two months to investigate her claims.

Her killer will not escape justice:

A Thai man has been sentenced to the death penalty for the rape and murder of a German tourist at Koh Si Chang Island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Ronnakorn Romruen, 23, attacked Miriam Beelte, 27, while she was visiting a historic stone monument on a rental motorbike on April 7.
Romruen, a garbage collector, raped Beelte then smashed her head with a rock to prevent her from reporting the crime. He then hid her body under leaves on an isolated hillside.
“The suspect feared that she would notify the police so he used a rock to hit her on the temple and face,” said police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen, according to the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

There is a whole #wanderlust theme on Instagram with pictures of young women traveling to exotic tropical destinations, and there is little or no effort to warn them of the dangers involved. Of course, the businesses that profit from tourism — airlines, hotels, etc. — have an interest in minimizing any sense of risk, but why don’t these #wanderlust girls get any warnings from their parents? There is an element of “white privilege” in the way these affluent young women, engaged in a form of status display (“conspicuous consumption,” as Veblen would call it) think they can wander around foreign countries without risk. So the blonde German girl takes a boat to an island and rents a motorbike for a solo sightseeing excursion and gets raped and murdered by the local garbage collector.

Has anyone heard from the feminists who love to lecture us about “violence against women”? No, of course not. Feminists never notice crimes like this, because “violence against women” doesn’t matter when it’s committed by Third World men. Let some girl get groped by a white college boy at a frat party, and the feminists will be all over that story, but if she’s raped and murdered by a swarthy foreigner? Crickets chirping.



 

‘Gender Equality,’ World Cup Edition

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Nearly as soon as the women’s World Cup ended, public interest evaporated, because almost nobody really cares about women’s sports and Americans don’t much like soccer. Every four years, during the Olympics, there is a temporary burst of interest in the women’s gymnastics team and a few other gold-medal hopefuls, but once that quadrennial spike fades, we return to a world where sports is basically about men, and the only professional athletes that matter are in the NFL, the NBA, major-league baseball, the NHL and the PGA. Because of Title IX, which mandates “equality” between men and women in athletic programs in schools and universities, Americans live with a government-enforced illusion that men and women are equally interested in sports, but everybody knows this isn’t true, even if they don’t want to admit it.

Male athletic prowess confers superior status. Men who are tall and muscular not only command greater respect from their fellow men, but also are considered by women to be more desirable as mates. Furthermore, the personality traits necessary to success in sports — aggression, competitiveness, persistence — are highly correlated with success in the business world. Male varsity athletes are at the top of the social food chain in high school, and that adolescent hierarchy tends to replicate itself in adult life. Even if you don’t wish to concede that boys are naturally more interested in athletics than girls, nevertheless there are powerful social incentives for boys to admire athletic heroes and seek to emulate their feats. These incentives are largely absent, if not indeed reversed, when it comes to women and sports. However, the same obsession with “equality” that imposes Title IX regulations on scholastic sports programs is reflected in a tendency of journalists to ignore the reality of male-female differences, and attribute to “discrimination” — sexism! — any disparity between men and women in athletics.

After the U.S. women won the World Cup, their fans began chanting “equal pay,” and this demand got a boost from Democrat politicians:

Shortly before the Women’s World Cup finals kicked off, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) gave a shout out to the U.S. soccer team. Schumer took it upon himself to complain about how much less the female players get paid, in numeric terms, than their male counterparts.
“The women make just as much of a sacrifice, put in just as much mental and physical energy, absorb just as much risk of injury as the men who play for our national team,” Schumer said. “Yet, when you break it down, a women’s national soccer team player earns a base salary of $3,600 per game while a men’s player earns $5,000.”
An impassioned Schumer continued, “Discrimination is staring us all in the face. These women, who inspire our country with their poise, tenacity, skill and excellence every time they take the field, deserve to be fairly compensated.”

However, that “discrimination” is actually an illusion:

When viewed objectively — based on how much money each competition generateswomen actually make more than men. How so?
Well, there is a sizable difference in the revenue available to pay the male and female teams. According to Mike Oznian, a writer for Forbes, the 2015 Women’s World Cup “brought in almost $73 million, of which the players got 13%. The 2010 men’s World Cup in South Africa made almost $4 billion, of which 9% went to the players.”
Last year, the men’s World Cup in Russia generated more than $6 billion in revenue; the participating teams shared about $400 million. That is less than 7 percent of overall revenue. Meanwhile, the 2019 Women’s World Cup made somewhere in the region of $131 million, doling out $30 million, well more than 20 percent of collected revenue, to the participating teams. 

In other words, there is so much more interest in men’s soccer worldwide that the men’s World Cup generates 45 times more revenue than the women’s tournament, so that the lower pay of women’s players is actually a larger percentage of their game’s revenue when compared to men.

It’s not just soccer, either. Consider basketball. Attendance for the NBA set an all-time record last year, with nearly 22 million tickets sold, and a record 760 sell-out games — maximum capacity. By comparison, average attendance at WNBA games last year was less than 7,000, and in Atlanta and Dallas was less than 5,000. As for TV revenues, well, have you ever watched a WNBA game on TV? Does anyone you know watch the WNBA? Last night, the Phoenix-Connecticut WNBA game was televised on ESPN2, and how many people tuned in? According to Wikipedia, the average TV audience for the WNBA last year was 231,000 viewers, whereas regular-season NBA games on ESPN averaged 1.6 million last season — roughly eight times the size of the TV audience for the WNBA.

Oh, by the way, nearly every player in the WNBA is a lesbian. (“I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women,” according to former player Candice Wiggins.) Homosexuality is pervasive among top female athletes, whatever the sport. Like, if you tune into the NCAA championship tournament in basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer — pick a sport, any sport — you’ll be watching one team of lesbians play another team of lesbians. There are female scholarship athletes in the NCAA who are heterosexual, but the top players on the top teams are almost all gay, although the sports media makes a point of ignoring this. However, the prevalence of lesbianism in women’s sports is not a stereotype, but a fact, and it holds true not only in team sports, but in individual sports like tennis and golf. Did you know, for example, that America’s largest annual gathering of lesbians occurs every April in Palm Springs, California? It’s called “The Dinah,” because it was originally scheduled to coincide with the LPGA’s Dinah Shore golf tournament. That a major lesbian festival originated in conjunction with a sports event should tell you something about women’s athletics in general.

We are not supposed to notice this, however, and the sports media seldom breach the unacknowledged journalistic rule against mentioning how pervasive lesbianism is in women’s athletics. An exception occurred last week when a writer for the British ITV network asked, “Why are more female professional footballers openly gay or bisexual than male players?” Notice a few things here: First, soccer is called “football” in England, as in the rest of the world, and second, the use of the adverb “openly.” This would seem to imply that there are gay men playing soccer who are “in the closet” about their homosexuality, except of course that the writer also employs the deliberately ambiguous phrase “gay or bisexual.” Notice this in the article:

Across the whole [2010 Women’s World Cup] tournament, there were at least 41 female players or coaches who are openly gay or bisexual.
During the male tournament in 2018, there were none.
Similarly in the Premier League [i.e., the English men’s pro soccer league], there is not one single player who is openly gay or bisexual.
At least five members of the Lionesses [i.e., the English women’s World Cup team] are gay or bisexual, compared with none of England’s male players.

In saying that “at least” five players for the English women’s team are “gay or bisexual,” the writer implied that the number might actually be higher, because some of the lesbians are still in the closet and maybe most of the allegedly “straight” women players are actually bisexual, too. And I’d say, yeah, he’s almost certainly onto something there.

The ITV writer goes on to discuss the influence of “heteronormativity,” blah blah blah, without ever really getting down to the basic truth that men and women are different, and that these differences are reflected in many ways, including the fact that homosexuality is rather rare in men’s athletics, but is quite commonplace in women’s sports.

You can research the U.S. women’s World Cup roster and draw your own conclusions, but remember the journalistic rule of enforced silence, so that if you fail to turn up any information that might offer a clue to a player’s sexual preference, this probably means she’s gay.

FACT: In April 2017, the U.S. Women’s National Team played a scrimmage against a team of 14-year-old boys, and lost 5-2.



 

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